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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.

Getting your research started

From the Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications, see the following sections.

Introductory reading(s)

This is just a short list of Reference books for Film Studies in Baker/Berry Library. To see more, go the PN 1993 section in Reference on the first level of Berry. Otherwise, the rest are on Baker Stacks 4.

Encyclopedias on Film

Quick information on films

Film scripts

Between the collections in Rauner Special Collections and Baker/Berry Libraries, Dartmouth has a large collection of scripts. Do a title search for the movie you want and see what you find.

Movie reviews

In addition to the links below, check major newspapers and general interest magazines for movie reviews.

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.