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Film Studies: Books & other media

Search Clemson Libraries collections

  • To limit results by specific criteria (ex. video, language), use the Advanced search form.
  • To search for books and media beyond what we own, try WorldCat; it combines the library catalogs from over 112 countries and contains 98 million+ records in 470+ languages (note:  limited to 4 simultaneous users).
  • HathiTrust contains millions of digitized publications from around the world, mainly from library, Google, and Internet Archive initiatives. To log in as a Clemson University member: click on the yellow LOG IN box on the right, select Clemson University from the drop-down menu, then Continue, and log in to the network with your CU userid and password
  • For dissertations and theses beyond CU, use ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global; it indexes over two million dissertations and theses from around the world, in all subject areas, 1861-present (over 600,000 available in full text).

Search techniques

The * character after the root form of a word searches for different endings:  cinema* would find cinema(s), cinematographer, cinematography

If your film title has more than one word in it, enclose it in quotation marks:  "raging bull"

If you want to combine concepts in your search, put them next to each other:
"film noir" "femme fatale"

If you're searching for a topic, think of possible synonyms/related terms and put those terms in parentheses, with an or between them:
"film noir" (women OR gender)

Need something we don't own?

For articles and audio/visual media, make a request through Interlibrary Loan.  

For books, when searching the catalog, select PASCAL Delivers to see if another academic library in South Carolina has the book.  If one doesn't, make your request through standard interlibrary loan.