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CIN201: Film Cultures 1: Art & Industry

A comprehensive guide to for finding the best primary source materials (1928-1960) for your Cinema Studies assignment.

Where to get help

Primary Resources are key for this assignment!

There are amazing resources available to you across the UofT Libraries and online. but it is a huge amount of information to navigate, but there is always help for you to draw upon: 

  • Innis College Library (2nd Floor, East Wing, Innis College): Books & print journals relevant to cinema studies, guides for Microfilm collections, tips on how to use the online databases with filters to narrow your search results (contact Kate with questions or to set up an appointment)
  • Media Commons (3rd floor, Robarts Library): Films, Online streamable films, Microfilm including trade and popular magazines, newspapers, collections dealing with entertainment business and government (see Primary Source: Microfilm section in guide)
  • Robarts Library (Reference help on 2nd Floor, Periodicals / Journals on 4th Floor): Books, print journals, government resources relevant to cinema studies, social sciences, humanities
  • Online Resources (highlighted in this guide, see Primary Source: Online Resources
  • Writing Help at Innis College Writing Centre (other UofT Writing Centres

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