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Film & Media Studies: Books & Reference Materials

Guide to library resources for Film Studies.

New Books Database

The New Books Database allows you to quickly search and browse books recently added to the library catalog.

Selected Print Reference Materials

Below is a selection of reference books that can be found in the Reference collection on the Main Level of Thomas Cooper.  Materials such as these can be excellent starting points for film and media research. 

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 Advanced Keyword Search

The USC Library Catalog is used to locate books; films; maps; books/journals/newspapers (hardcopy) and other materials owned by the university libraries.

Looking for films? Limit your library catalog search to Columbia Educational Films or check out the Educational Film Collection's Education Films Database.

Selected Online Reference Materials

Below is a selection of reference materials available online.  To view them, click the provided link, then clilck the appropriate "connect to" link on the following page.  For more quality background information, search our online reference databases, Oxford Reference Online and/or the Gale Virtual Reference Library

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