OneSearch: Books, Articles, Films & More
What to Look For
Film Genre and Style:
Example of key word searches: fantasy films ; magic realism and (film* OR cinema OR motion picture*)
How To Search
AND, OR, & NOT (also known as "Boolean operators") help you combine search words, to find what you are looking for. Watch this video to find out how it works:
Adapted from the materials created by The University of Auckland Library, NZ. This video is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.
Smart Searching Tips
Create a list of key words, and try different key words in your searches:
Who, what, where, when....topics, names and places are all good key words, so are titles, events or historical periods, genres/styles/other categories, expert terms.
Add to your list by looking for:
No results? Search more broadly:
Try your search using fewer terms, or change to broader terms: for example, use the term film festivals (broad), instead of just Sundance Festival (narrow).
Too many results? Narrow down by adding something:
Try combining search words, using "and" in between: close-up and focus
Combine your terms using "AND":
cinematographer and montage and speed
Use the * (asterisk) wildcard, to search several terms at once.
direct* = directing, director, directors, etc.
Use quotation marks to enclose a phrase: