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Film & Media Studies Resources: Finding Books

Film reference books

Just a few to try.  Search for "film" and "encyclopedias" or "film" in main reference for more options.

Basics for film & media studies

Popular books

Finding books at BGSU

Summon logo

You can find books in Summon by typing in a known title, author, or topic, then using the limiters next to your search results to narrow your results to just books.

Summon search with highlights: Use quotes to search words as a phrase, Use limiters to limit results to what you're looking for

The BGSU Library Catalog can also be used to find books. This is sometimes a better way to search for books by topic, because

  • Summon searches for books AND articles at the same time (though you can limit a Summon search to books)
  • the catalog takes advantage of subject headings (see the box on this below)
  • the catalog searches the tables of contents of most of our books. These are not necessarily listed in Summon.

Other library catalogs

Use OhioLINK to search for books at other Ohio libraries, or find books in libraries all over the world with WorldCat.

OhioLINK library catalog

Finding Scripts in the BPCL

Try the above search to find scripts in the Pop Culture Library.

All scripts in the Browne Popular Culture Library cannot be checked out, but...they are always here when you need them!

Biographical information

Biography Reference Bank is an EBSCO database that pulls together profiles and interviews from magazines and newspapers alongside substantial full-text biographies from the reference work Current Biography. Just search by name or keyword!

Ebsco search for charlie kaufman

Media Studies Reference Books