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Film Studies

This guide is an introduction to the resources for Film Studies at Dartmouth. If you are interested in Television, see the separate research guide for Television.

Find New Books on Film Studies in the Library's Collections

Find new books about film studies in the library's collections.

Keeping up with the journal literature


The Department of Film & Media Studies offers courses in the theory, criticism and history of film and television. To assist faculty, students and others in the Dartmouth College community, the Library collects materials of all types for both Film, Television and Radio.

This guide is an introduction to the resources for Film Studies. For more in-depth study, you can contact a librarian, visit the Baker/Berry Reference Desk or give us a call.

If you are interested in Television, click here.

If you have suggestions for sections within this library guide, please email Lucinda M. Hall.

In the Library's Collection

Most of the books on films are located in the call number range PN 1993 through PN 1999 on Baker Level 4. The subject search for film is motion pictures.

Books about specific actors are located in the sections PN 2285 through PN 2287 on the same level.

Books by and about screen writers are located in the PA's through PT's depending on the home country of the writer. Do a subject or author search for the writer to see where their works are located.

  • For example, Alan Ball wrote the screenplay for American Beauty.
  • A copy of the shooting script is located at PN 1997 .A3425 1999.
  • However, another of his plays, 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress is located at PS 3552 .A4543 F58 1993.

Film Studies Quick Links

Internet resource(s)

Alert Service

Alert Services let you get Table of Contents (TOC) from many different journal titles without having to search each one individually. If we have a subscription, you can also get the full text of an article.

Keeping up with Film Studies journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Film Studies? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's also available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.