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Film Genres

This guide highlights library resources for some of the more popular film genres.


Resources about all types of Animation and Animated films are split between two libraries. Sherman Art Library has a wide range of books about animation and the art of creating animation. Most books would be in the call number range NC 1765 through NC 1766. Baker/Berry Library has books on animated films, their history and criticism with the call number of PN 1997.5 on Baker Level 4.

The Jones Media Center, in Baker/Berry Library, has a collection of short and feature length animated films. The Subject heading "animated films" in the online catalog will show you lists of films, lists of films from various countries and books about those films in general.

If you are looking for a specific animated film title, you can do a Title search in the online catalog. If we have it, a record for the film will display. If we do not have a particular title, and it is something you think the library's collection should have, you can always "Request a purchase" for the library to buy the title. Making a request does not guarantee the purchase, but it lets us know about our users' interests.

Suggested subject headings to search the online catalog:

Finding resources in the library's collections

Introductory readings

Selected book titles

Other library resource(s)

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about stop-motion animation can be found in many publications. Our collection does include a couple of journals looking at animation. Other film journals within our collection will cover animation. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find relevant articles.

A selected list of Animated titles in the library's collections

To find more stop-motion animated films, click here.