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Basics for film & media studies
Finding books at BGSU
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.
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.
Search for materials owned by dozens of academic (and some large public) libraries in Ohio. Request online; delivery to Jerome Main Circulation desk in 3-5 business days.
Search for materials owned by of tens of thousands of academic, public, and special libraries internationally. Perfect for exhibition catalogs not held by many libraries. Use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) link to request things not available from OhioLINK; allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
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!
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!
Media Studies Reference Books