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My name is Laura Jean Treat Liebhaber and I am the Subject Librarian for Film & Media Studies.

I'm also the Curator for Film & Television and Local History Collections at Special Research Collections.

This guide is intended to help you navigate the research process in Film & Media Studies 101F.

In particular, I hope to help you learn how to find primary sources for your research assignment.

Primary sources are "first-hand" information, sources as close as possible to the origin of the information or idea under study.

In contrast, secondary sources are works that provide analysis, commentary, or criticism on the primary source.

Primary sources include original creative works (movies, television and radio shows, advertisement) and materials created by the people who were participants or direct witnesses to an event (memoirs, personal correspondence, oral histories, and contemporary newspaper accounts).

Let's talk!

Have quick questions for me?

Send an email to me with your course name in the subject and the following information:

  • Your research assignment and deadline
  • Your research question or topic 
  • Information or resource needed for your research
  • Sources you've already consulted
  • Challenges you're having in your research

Have more detailed questions or want to meet with me? 

Send me an email with the above information as well as:

  • Your availability (best days/times)
  • Your preference for Zoom or in-person meetings