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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:


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

Request To request items from Roanoke College, from the Music Library or the library Annex, click "Request this Item" and fill out your login information.

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

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
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Subjects:Art, Dance, Film, Music , Theatre