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Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Films & Images

A guide to library resources for doing research in women's, gender, and sexuality studies. You'll find indexes to the popular and scholarly literature, as well as film, images, statistics, and research databases.

Film Resources

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. There are a few documentary-related headings: “Documentary films”, “Documentary television programs”, and “Documentary-style films”.

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 (asterisk *) in order to find spelling variants
Example: documentary and global

Search the Dartmouth library catalog:




Films in our collection
(scripted catalog searches - catch some titles but not all!)

Finding Films Beyond Dartmouth

Search WorldCat for items in libraries near you: >>

WorldCat - a collective catalog for a huge library network - is a great tool for identifying films & their distributors.  We're often able to borrow films through interlibrary loan.  Submit a request via DartDoc.

Additional film catalogs & directories: