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FAMST 101A: Books

Library Research Guide for Film & Media Studies 101A: History of International Cinema: Silent Film

About Books

This page presents resources for locating books that will be useful for your research in Film and Media Studies.  These are good places to learn what other scholars have already said about a topic, to identify potential primary sources for your review, and to locate gaps in scholarship where you can contribute to the ongoing conversation. To thoroughly research your topic, you will want to use a mix of sources including books, articles, media, and primary sources. Books are more comprehensive in their coverage than journal articles but take longer to publish and may not present the most current information on a topic.

Finding Books

Use UCSB Library Search to find materials available in the UCSB Library including books, e-books, and much more. The search box on the UCSB Library website directs you to the Simple Search for the UCSB Library Search tool. Typing one or more words into   this search box  will  return results that contain all of your specified terms. Use the Advanced Search to select "Books"  under Material Type to limit to only  print or e-books.

 

UCSB Library uses Library of Congress Subject Terms to describe materials. (Think standardized hashtags for subjects and topics.) Subject Terms can be useful for exploring the library's collections quickly. Always pay attention   to the subject terms listed on the records for books you are interested in.

Common Subject Terms (SU):

 "motion pictures" (more powerful that searching film, cinema, movies, etc...)

 "motion picture theaters"

 "motion picture audiences"

 "silent films"

 "sound motion pictures"

"social media" see also: "internet" or "digital media"

 "television broadcasting"

 "television programs"

 "video games"  see also: "computer games" or "electronic games"

 "virtual reality"  see also: "augmented reality"

Other subject terms to add:

philosophy history history and criticism education
psychology social aspects religious aspects ethnology
semiotics aesthetics art direction casting
colorization distribution editing production
ratings sound effects censorship government policy
political aspects propaganda encyclopedias dictionaries
directories sources biography bibliography
catalogs exhibitions indexes reviews
Library of Congress Call Number Ranges (Browsing)

 PN1990-PN1992.92 Broadcasting
 PN1991-PN1991.9 Radio broadcasts
 PN1992-PN1992.92 Television broadcasts
 PN1993-PN1999 Motion pictures
 TR845-TR899 Cinematography, Motion pictures

 Main Library:

 PNs = 7th Floor, most are behind elevators

 TR = 2nd Floor, Science & Engineering

 Media Collection(DVDs):

 2nd Floor, Oceanside

 

 

 

 

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