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Film & Media Studies: Finding Books

Last Updated: Jul 9, 2024 3:55 PM

Finding Books & DVDs at UB

  • Search UB Libraries' Catalog to locate books on your topic. There are four basic ways to search the Catalog:
    • Keywords (use the Boolean operator "AND" to connect key terms) Sample search: immigration AND film
    • Title (omit initial articles such as ‘the' and ‘a') 
      Sample search:  Kite Runner
    • Subject begins with… (use Library of Congress subject headings) Sample search:   Motion Pictures
    • Author (last name first) sample search: barthes, roland
    • After your search, use the limiter "Content Type" and select "Videos" to narrow to DVDs and/or online streaming videos.  e.g. keyword Psycho (limit to content- type videos) to find the film. 
  • For more help searching the Catalog, see Help section of the Catalog or Contact a Librarian for assistance.


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