Cinema studies is a relatively new field, so finding academic materials can be a challenge. Try QuickSearch for books, if your topic is very specific, like the title of a film or the name of a director. Books may contain bibliographies that will provide you with journal articles targeted to your topic.
For broader topics, use Advanced Search, and the phrase 'motion pictures', the standard term for films. Combine it with a other words, such as thriller, or murder: analyze the records to find more words that will help you search, in this case 'detective and mystery films'. Likewise, books on any topic can be found by searching for 'motion pictures' and India, for example, or 'african americans'.
The Douglass Library houses facilities in support of cinema studies and the libraries' primary collection of DVDs and other visual formats :
The Performing Arts Library includes print collections in film history and criticism.
The Fordham Multimedia Laboratory provides workstations for digital audio-visual production.
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