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HIST 291.02 ST: History and Film: Starting Your Research


Writing About Film

Finding Films

Here are a few of the ways to find films in CONSORT.

  • If you know the title, try a title search:
    • far from heaven
    • For foreign language films, you may need to search for the foreign-language title as well as the title in English.
  • If you're looking for films by a particular director or screenwriter, or starring a particular actor, try an author search:
  • You may limit your search to films with an advanced search (especially useful for movies based on novels or plays):
    • Search for DVDs at Kenyon
    • Search for VHS at Kenyon
    • Search for DVDs and VHS at Kenyon

Videos and DVDs are housed in Multimedia Collections on the second floor and are subject to circulation and viewing policies.

Many OhioLINK libraries circulate their film collections.  Search OhioLINK via keyword, director or subject searches to access these materials.  If a title is listed as 'library use only' or 'local use only' then the them does not leave the home library.  Refer all requests for new materials to be added to the library collection by contacting your library liaison.

Many educational films and documentaries are available electronically from OhioLINK's Digital Resource Commons (DRC). Kenyon-affiliated patrons can also access this resource from off campus.

Print resources

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.

Library Liaison

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