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Bridge is the shared online catalog of the libraries of Carleton College and St. Olaf College. It provides an access point to the books, periodicals, government documents, and electronic resources available at Carleton or St. Olaf. When searching in BRIDGE, it is important to understand that BRIDGE can look for the titles of journals, but not for the articles within those journals.

Library of Congress Subject Headings are the words and phrases you can use to do a subject search in BRIDGE (as opposed to a keyword search, where you may use any words you like).

When starting out, it is often helpful to do a word search on your topic, and then to examine the subject headings of the results you find relevant. BRIDGE displays these subject headings as links and clicking on one of them will automatically conduct a subject search for that particular topic. If you have trouble finding relevant sources using a word search, try consulting the printed volumes of Library of Congress Subject Headings in the reference collection.

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Relevant Library of Congress Call Numbers

NC1765 - NC1766 Motion picture cartoons (animation)
PN1993 Motion pictures in general, by country
PN1994 Film theory
PN1995 Specific themes, topics, or genres
PN1996 Screenwriting
PN1997 Screenplays
PN1998 Biographies of and works about filmmakers
TR Photography (including technical aspects of filmmaking)

 

Selected Reference Sources

Use these sources at the beginning of your research to get an overview of a topic or to identify synonyms or related terms that will apply to your topic. Later, return to these sources to clarify concepts or define new vocabulary. These sources also include bibliographical references that may prove helpful.

 

Selected Online Reference

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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (online) - Barry Keith Grant
ISBN: 0028657918
Publication Date: 2007
A comprehensive introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory, and film history. Includes entries written by top scholars in the field of film studies. Also includes career profiles, placing individual achievements in the context of specific topics (for example, Robert Altman is featured in the article on "Sound").

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A Dictionary of Film Studies - Annette Kuhn; Guy Westwell
ISBN: 9780199587261
Publication Date: 2012-09-08
Written by experts in the field, this dictionary includes terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, film industry organizations and practices, and key technical terms and concepts in 500 detailed entries.

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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts - Susan Hayward
ISBN: 0203169883
Publication Date: 2000
In-depth glossary providing theoretical terms as well as historical overviews of key genres, film theory and film movements.

 

Selected Reference Books: General

The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States
Call Number: Ref PN1998 .A57
The AFI Catalog strives to be comprehensive in its coverage of American films. Included is film production information, credits and cast lists, song and music information and detailed plot summaries. An online version of the AFI Catalog can be found at the Turner Classic Movies Database.

The Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (print) - Barry Keith Grant
Call Number: Ref PN1993.45 .G65 2007
A comprehensive introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory, and film history. Includes more than 200 entries written by top scholars in the field of film studies. Also includes more than 230 career profiles, placing individual achievements in the context of specific topics (for example, Robert Altman is featured in the article on "Sound").

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts - Susan Hayward
Call Number: Ref PN1993.45 .H36 2000
In-depth glossary providing theoretical terms as well as historical overviews of key genres, film theory and film movements.

Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art - Frank Eugene Beaver
Call Number: Ref PN1993.45 .B33 2006
Includes definitions of hundreds of film terms from "abstract film" to "zoom shot" as well as extensive cross-references and four indices: term, topical, artist name, and film title.

Encyclopedia of Semiotics - Paul Bouissac
Call Number: part of Oxford Reference Online
A comprehensive reference guide, with 300 entries, to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies.

The Encyclopedia of Early Cinema - Richard Abel
Call Number: Ref PN1993.45 .E53 2005
Coverage of cinema from the 1890s to the mid-1910s as well as pre-cinematic apparatuses and inventors.

The Encyclopedia of European Cinema - Ginette Vincendeau
Call Number: Ref PN1993.5.E8 V56 1995
Includes national essays, entries on personnel, critical entries on genres and movements, and entries on film schools and studios.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 4th ed. - Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast
Call Number: Ref PN1997.8 .I58 2000
Volume 1. Films, Volume 2. Directors, Volume 3. Actors and actresses, Volume 4. Writers and production artists.

The International Film Guide - Ian Haydn Smith (Editor)
Call Number: Ref PN1993.3 .I5442
ISBN: 9781908215017
Includes annual surveys of the cinematic output of dozens of countries as well as film festival and film and DVD industry summaries. Online version includes only the most recent year.

The Oxford History of World Cinema - Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Call Number: Ref PN1993.5.A1 O96 1996
A single-volume overview of world cinema from 1895 to the present with chapters on silent cinema, national cinemas, genre cinema, and more.

Within our Gates : Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960 - Alan Gevinson
Call Number: Ref PN1995.9.M56 W58 1997
Film production information, credits and cast lists, song and music information and detailed plot summaries of films featuring or made by African-Americans.

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