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Film Research Guide (2017): Home/Books & Films

Find Films in our Library


Use our online catalog to search for screenplays by title, author, or key word. You can also browse the shelf; most screenplays are shelved at call number PN 1997 on the library's second floor. (map)

Find screenplays free online, from a variety of sources.

Find Books

Use our online catalog to search by title, author, subject or key word. Some examples of subject headings for film are:

  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture authorship
  • Motion pictures production and direction
  • Cinematography


You can also browse the bookshelves. The following call numbers contain the majority of film-related materials:


  • PN 1990-1992 - Broadcasting (including television)
  • PN 1993-1999 - Motion Pictures
  • TR 845-898 - Cinematography and Film Editing


  • PN 1993 - PN 1999 (film and television)
  • Z 5782 - Z 5784 M9 (film research guides: indexes, bibliographies etc.)
  • TR 845-898 - Cinematography and Film Editing

Streaming Video Databases

Search or browse feature films and documentaries about art, science, social studies, literature, and more.

New Films

Request from RC, Annex & Music

To request items from Roanoke College, from the Music Library or the library Annex, you must first be logged into OneSearch. Then click "Request" to have the item brought over to Hollins

Requests made before 10:30 a.m. are available the same weekday after 1:00 p.m.; requests made after 10:30 a.m. are available next weekday after 1:00 p.m.

Ask the Film Librarian

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Maryke Barber
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Office: Wyndham Robertson Library, 1st floor, Room 102

B.F.A., Music Theatre, Shenandoah College and Conservatory
M.F.A., Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Information Science, University of Tennessee
Subjects:Art, Dance, Film, Music , Theatre