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Finding Books - German Cinema

Using the UTCat link below, enter any of the headings below, exactly as they appear, in the Search Box, then choose Subject from the drop-down menu:

UTCat Browse/Subject Search

  • DEFA history
  • Expressionism in motion pictures
  • Frankfurt school of sociology
  • Germans in motion pictures
  • Germany in motion pictures
  • Historical films Germany history and criticism
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures
  • Jews in motion pictures
  • Motion picture audiences Germany History
  • motion picture industry germany
  • Motion pictures Germany
  • Motion pictures in propaganda Germany
  • Motion pictures political aspects Germany
  • National socialism and motion pictures
  • Nazis in motion pictures
  • Nazi propaganda
  • Silent films Germany History and criticism
  • UFA history
  • Women Germany History 20th century
  • World War, 1939-1945 Atrocities Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945 Motion pictures and the war

Directors

Using the UTCat link below, enter the name of the director (last name, first name) in the Search Box, then choose Subject from the drop-down menu.
e.g. herzog werner:

UTCat Browse/Subject Search

If you prefer to browse the shelves:

  • books about German film (history, industry, etc.) are shelved within the Call Number range PN1993.5 .G3. Both Innis and Robarts libaries have substantial holdings in their respective collections;

Finding 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 - German Cinema