Collection strengths in the historical and critical aspects of film and media, biographical coverage of European, U.S., Latin American and some Asian cinema, film theory and criticism, aesthetics and practical aspects of film making such as screen writing and film production, general media and television studies, the history of journalism, newspapers and periodicals, historical, critical and theoretical coverage of the theatre, and performance art and theory.
Film and Media books are located on the 5th floor.
- Recent issues of periodicals are on display in the Periodicals Room (North Reading Room), 4th floor.
- Most back issues of periodicals and some monographs are shelved in the stacks. These will display the location Stack Service. Please request these through the Catalogue using the Fetch Service.
The Collection is complimented by a range of Databases. Researchers should begin with the International Index of Performing Arts (IIPA), and the bibliographic MLA international bibliography. For a more complete list view the Film and Media database list.
- Ebooks are available via MyiLibrary, which can be accessed via the Catalogue.
- Latin American Studies and United States Studies
- English Studies
- Special Collections for the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature (holding material on illusion and early moving images).
- Reference works: dictionaries, encyclopaedias and guides shelved in the reference section, Periodicals Room (North Reading Room), 4th floor.
DVDs and Videos
Films, documentaries, operas and plays are available on DVD and video – from Europe, the US, Latin America, and Asia; from early silent cinema to the present day. Find the title you require from the Catalogue and then request it from the Enquiries Desk.
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