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Film Studies Course Guides

This guide highlights relevant library resources for the courses taught in the Film & Media Studies department.


This documentary workshop will explore in depth the rich world of nonfiction film and video production. Working in groups, students will tackle a variety of technological, asthetic and ethical issues intrinsic to the medium. Each group will produce one 10-minute non-fiction film. The class will utilize standard professional production models, which require intense collaborative teamwork and the distribution of tasks and responsibilities. It will culminate in a screening in Loew Auditorium in the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

[Source: Registrar, 09/09/2014; DIST: ART; WCult:W]

Getting started

To find books and other resources about documentaries, use the subject heading documentary films. Use this same search to find actual documentary films located in the Jones Media Center. Another related subject heading is listed below.

Introductory readings

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about movies can be found in many publications. Our collection includes a couple of titles which look exclusively at Documentary films.  You can use Film & Television Literature Index, Art Full Text or ARTbibliographies Modern to find articles or use the new search box at the top of the page.

A selected list of documentary films

Almost all documentary films are located in the Jones Media Center on the second level of Berry Library. Here are a few examples of social justice documentaries. See a longer list from our collections.

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.