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A guide supporting the study and production of Film across ASU.

Finding Movie-related sources in the ASU Library

This guide supports the study and production of motion pictures. See the navigation tabs on the left for information on film reviews and criticism, festivals, unique collections and other scholastic resources. Below are tips and links for searching for motion picture resources.

Motion Pictures: Research Topics Browse - 

This valuable guide from Librarian Joe Buenker provides various alphabetical browsing lists focused on researching aspects of motion pictures - including actor, cinematographer and producer categories, plots, techniques, and themes.

Using the One Search
Use terms such as "Motion Pictures," "Film Criticism" and "Popular Culture" for books about movies.  If your movie is famous enough, you can search for the title for books about the movie, or search for the director.

If looking for feature films on DVD (and VHS), perform a Keyword search for "feature films videorecording" and "feature films dvd."  You will retrieve a list of all the feature films in DVD or VHS.  

Feature films dvd

Feature films videorecording

Key Film Databases

Key Reference Resources

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