Enter search terms on separate lines e.g., enter title of film on the top line, director's last name below, so as to articulate your search request.
Quotations marks (search for specific phrases or names)
"Film Festivals", "Revue Cinema", "Movie Theatre" , "Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Careful of spelling!! Scroll down to Tips on using OR for Theatre VS Theater
Asterisk / Wildcard * (search for root word with different endings)
Canad* = Canada, Canada's, Canadian, Canadian's, Canadians, Canadiana
AND (narrows your search)
"Reel Asian" AND Toronto
"Music Hall" AND Danforth
"Film Festival" AND distribution AND Canad*
OR (widens your search)
film OR "motion pictures" OR movies OR cinem*
"Movie Theatre" OR "Movie Theater"
TIFF OR "Toronto International Film Festival"
Search as above; use quotation marks to direct the database to search for particular words in a particular order and you may want to add Toronto, Ontario or Canada to the search if it is a popular theatre name.
Be careful of the spelling of the word "theatre". US newspapers or magazines may use theater as its spelling even if it is a business name. Run more than one search.
Remember Wikipedia can be a great source to find industry names, terminology and events, but focus on using it as launch pad and use those search terms in UofT or web-based databases. Google Scholar can be useful, but the filters to narrow your search results are limited.
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