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CHIN 240: Chinese Cinema in Translation

Professor Shaohua Guo--spring 2022

What is Catalyst?

Catalyst is a simple way to search across the library catalog and nearly a billion articles, videos, reference books and more at once. You can search for articles and books at the same time, across all subjects. 

Start with Catalyst when you are beginning your research, doing interdisciplinary searching, or looking for a specific book or article by title.

The Catalyst search box is front and center on the library homepage.

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A note about Catalyst

Useful subject searches to browse through scholarly journal titles and magazine titles:

Motion Pictures--Periodicals


When searching for peer-reviewed journal articles:

Use the bibliography in an article that you find to search for other articles. Sometimes you are able to find survey or review articles that summarize the state of the field at a certain point in time. This will lead you to more articles. 

Film reviews and book reviews:

When searching Catalyst for film and book reviews, simply type the title of the film or book into the "Catalyst" search, and enclose it with quotation marks. On the results page, you will see a list of options to limit the search on the left hand side called "reviews." Click on that limiter to find the reviews.


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