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Cinema Studies

Resources for the Cinema and Film Studies Programs at Rutgers: Motion Picture History, Film and Media Theory, Film Industry Economics and Politics, Television, Media Center DVD collections, and more. . .

Places to Begin

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'.

Our main page provides quick access to journal article indexes -- just place your keywords in the searchbox. The full list of article indexes and databases is here.



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.

Cinema Studies at Rutgers

Here you can find the homepage for the Cinema Studies program and obtain more information about courses, recent news, and upcoming events


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