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African & African American Studies: Films

Begin your research with the best resources recommended by the subject liaison for African & African American Studies. The guide features journal indexes, reference works, primary source collections, and film documentaries.

Dartmouth's films in the library catalog

The most direct way to find films is a keyword search in our library catalog, restricting to the "Videos & DVDs" category.

Most films receive a subject heading indicating genre, e.g., "Documentary films" or "Comedy films" or "Drama". While not necessary, they may help to narrow your search results.

So -- to search the catalog for documentary films on a particular topic, try a keyword search for:

documentary and [your search term], limited to the Videos & DVDs category.

Hint: broaden your search term using the wildcard (double asterisk **) in order to find spelling variants
Example: documentary and senegal**

Search the Dartmouth library catalog:



Pre-scripted catalog searches

There is no single catalog search that can capture all relevant films in our collection.  Below are a few pre-scripted searches which gather a starting list.  In addition, you'll want to search our catalog for specific countries, directors, etc.

Add'l Film Resources