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Finding Books - Great Britain

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: Not case-sensitive; punctuation not necessary; leave a space between each word.

UTCat Browse/Subject Search

  • art and motion pictures great britain
  • documentary films great britain
  • ealing studios
  • imperialism in motion pictures
  • motion picture audiences great britain
  • motion picture industry great britain
  • motion picture producers and directors serbia great britain
  • motion pictures great britain (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, etc.)
  • Motion pictures in propaganda Great Britain
  • motion pictures wales (great britain, scotland, ireland, etc.) history
  • Politics in motion pictures Great Britain
  • silent films great britain
  • World War, 1914-1918 Motion pictures and the war Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945 Motion pictures and the war

for Individuals (directors, actors, producers), search as above; use last name, first name

  • e.g., hitchcock alfred or rank j arthur

for books about specific films (Search as above, choosing either Title or Subject from drop-down menu):

  • e.g., 39 steps (not The 39 steps)

for books about film studios (headings vary; search as above):

  • e.g., Hammer film productions, or rank organisation history

If you prefer to browse the shelves:

  • books about British and Scottish cinema are shelved within the Call Number range PN1993.5 .G7;
  • books about Irish cinema are shelved within the Call Number range PN1993.5 .I85.
  • books about Welsh cinema are shelved within the Call Number range PN1993.5 .W34.
  • Robarts, Innis, VIC-Pratt, and SMC libraries all have substantial holdings in their respective collections.

Finding Journal Articles - Great Britain

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).

Journals

Bibliographies - Great Britain

Other Resources - Great Britain

Great Britain (England)

Scotland

Ireland