Lots of projects may involve using studies of films, filmmakers, cinema history, as well as finding and using films themselves. Tools on this page help clarify what to do to find what you need.
Articles about film topics. Use several different UHCL journal databases. No one place is the right place to find what you need. The databases listed on the left are important. Databases in the social sciences, art (and film), humanities, literature, history, women's studies, multidisciplinary coverage, or even specialties such as education. They all have potential to support your paper.
• Want articles from film-specific journals? Go to the Art Full Text and MLA Bibliography databases.
• Want articles about film in culture and history? Go to several databases: SocINDEX; Academic Search Complete; JSTOR; ProjectMUSE; America History & Life; as well as Art Full Text and MLA.
Books on your topic. Use the library catalog, but also other powerful gateways to books such as: • Google Books • Reference lists • Book review sources (see the database, Book Review Index Plus at left) • WorldCat database, which searches listings of books in thousands of ibraries.
Films available for study or for discussion in papers and class presentations. There are several places to locate actual films to use. Those include a UHCL database that makes films available for use at any time • (Films on Demand) • dvd (and videotape) copies of films in the library • a request form to request other films that the library does not have on hand • and films that are free on the Internet, often to be found through YouTube or Google video search.