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Film Research Guide (2021)

Books from Hollins: OneSearch

Summer 2021 only - Book chapters from Hollins

Requesting Materials from Hollins - Summer 2021

If you need an item in our library, chapters can be digitized and sent to you or whole books can be mailed, at no charge. Note that staff and time may be limited – please plan ahead. Information on scanning and mailing services.

Articles and book chapters from other libraries can be requested from our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.

More Books

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

Worldcat: Find books in libraries worldwide, and order them via Inter-Library Loan if Hollins does not have them.


  • Using will sort your results by relevance; using will put our books first.
  • When searching for a person in Worldcat, it helps to add a search term (or two) about who they are/what they do - to sort them out from other people with the same name. Try the following formula for artists, for example:

Kathryn Clark and art*

or use the advanced search:

  • keyword: "kathryn clark"
  • subject: art*

Google Books contains full text for books in the public domain (pre-1923); partial text for books under copyright.

Very useful for finding out which books contain information on your topic; then you can order them via inter-library loan if Hollins doesn't have them.

Tips for Finding 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

Browsing for Books

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