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Film Genres

incl. Animation, B-movies & Cult Cinema, Documentary, Film Noir, Horror, Science Fiction, The Western, Comedy, The Musical.

Finding Books - Film Noir

Using the UTCat link below, enter any of the Subject Headings, exactly as they appear, in the Search Box, then choose Subject from the drop-down menu. Note: For books about genre in film use the Subject Heading film genres:

UTCat Browse/Subject Search

Subject Headings

  • film noir

for Individual directors (Search as above; use last name, first name)

  • e.g., wilder billy or siodmak robert, etc.

If you prefer to browse the shelves:

  • books about film noir are shelved within the Call Number range PN1995.9 .F54. Both Innis and Robarts libaries have substantial holdings in their respective collections;
  • books about film studios are shelved within the Call Number range PN1999.

Finding Journal Articles - Film Noir

How To Find Journal Articles

Interdisciplinary databases

Film-specific databases

  • The American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976 to present. Use the AFI Catalog to find detailed production information about specific films (incl. release dates and other production-related information), as well as citations to contemporaneous reviews from newspapers (e.g., New York Times); trade & industry publications (Variety); popular magazines (Motion Picture Herald, Photoplay); and review publications (Monthly Film Bulletin), among others.
    Note: There are no direct links to online content from the AFI Catlog. See How to Find Journal Articles below, for instructions on how to use a citation to find a journal article.
  • Film Index International (British Film Institute). Coverage: 1900 - current. The directors selected for inclusion are a) those who have made a fiction film shown theatrically that is over 50 minutes in duration, released between 1928 and 1965, and b) those who have made a fiction film over 60 minutes in duration, post-1965.
    Note: There are no direct links to online content from Film Index International. See How to Find Journal Articles below, for instructions on how to use a citation to find a journal article.
  • International Index to Film Periodicals (1972+) Search by keyword, separating each word or phrase by AND
  • Film & Television Literature Index (1913-current)
  • Film Literature Index (1976-2001).

Bibliographies - Film Noir

from Oxford Bibliographies Online:

from University of California, Berkeley - Library

from Senses of Cinema

from Film Studies For free (FSFF)

from British Film Institute