Reference works like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks will give you an overview of and background information on a topic, clarify important terms and ideas, and even suggest avenues for further research. The resources listed to the right are a small sample of the film-related materials in the reference collection located on the second floor of the Kenyon Library; you may also browse the PN1992-PN1998 call number range to find additional related works.
Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory REF PN1993 .45 C75 2001
The Film Studies Dictionary REF PN1993 .45 B49 2001
Dictionary of Film Terms REF PN1993 .45 B33 2006
Filmmaker's Dictionary REF PN1993 .45 S56 2000
The Cinema Book REF PN1994 .C489 1999
Film and Television: A Guide to the Reference Literature REF PN1994.M9 E47 2006