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Film Studies Resources


Search for ebooks about film studies in ebrary, a library database.

Suggested search terms: film criticism, motion pictures, women in motion pictures, feminist film criticismviolence in motion pictures, experimental films, comedy films, historical films, horror films, and motion picture industry.

Examples of suggested film studies ebooks are below. 

Use the above box to search the library catalog for books and ebooks about film.

If you would like a book set aside for you to pick up, call the Mark & Helen Osterlin Library at (231) 995-1540, email us at, or text us at (231) 660-1060.

Examples of suggested film studies books in print are below.


  • Cinema JournalPublishes essays on a wide variety of subjects from diverse methodological perspectives.

  • Film CriticismWriting from a new generation of film historians, theorists, and critics representing many different disciplines, cultures, and critical perspectives.

  • Film HistoryAreas of interest range from the technical and entrepreneurial innovations of early and pre-cinema experiments, through all aspects of the production, distribution, exhibition and reception of commerical and non-commercial motion pictures.

  • Journal of Popular CultureEssays and book reviews on popular culture in all areas of the arts, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.

  • Journal of Popular Film and TelevisionArticles dedicated to popular film and television in the broadest sense. Concentration on commercial cinema and television, theory/criticism, interviews, filmographies, bibliographies, stars, directors, producers, studios and networks.

  • Literature Film QuarterlyArticles on individual motion pictures, interviews with directors, screenwriters and literary figures, reviews of current film adaptations of literary works, reviews of books concerning film and responses to articles and reviews.

  • Academic Search EliteThis database contains the full-text of more than 2,000 journals, including more that 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study. More than 100 journals have PDF images going back to 1985.

  • JSTORJournal articles in a scholarly database including anthropology, education, history, literature, philosophy, and sociology.

  • MeLCat: Request books and films from other Michigan libraries. Items usually arrive in 5-6 days.


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