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Topics in Film

This research guide was created to assist Film and non-Film majors in finding introductory resources related to the industry.

About This Guide

Welcome to the Research Guide for Film Topics. This research guide was created to assist Film and non-Film majors in finding introductory resources related to the industry. For an introduction to library research for Film majors, check out the Film Research Guide.

Navigate through the pages on the menu to the left for more information.

Cinematography: Introductory concepts and recommended texts, video clips, and tools for aspiring cinematographers (directors of photography), camera operators & assistants, and grip & lighting crew members.

Screenwriting: Introduction to screenwriting and finding screenplays in the library and online for aspiring screenwriters.

Feel free to contact the library for assistance at any point in your research process, whether you're just starting a project or you're hitting a dead end. Chat services and librarian contact information can be found on the left side of this page. Or, schedule a research consultation by clicking on the link below.

You can also find links to Research Guides for specific Film courses below.

Schedule a Research Consultation

Goldstein Library provides research consultations with Research Librarians who are interested in your topic and excited to help you research! We are prepared to help you find the information you need to be successful! Our specialization is helping artists and designers find the materials that they need for reference and research (images, books, journal articles, websites, videos, and more); helping you understand how you can use what you find ethically; and how to cite your sources. 

Please note: All research consultations with Research Librarians will be taking place virtually via Zoom until further notice.

Find Other Film Research Guides

Demo of finding Film research guidesTo find more guides related to Film:

  1. Go to the Research Guides Homepage:
  2. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, click BY SUBJECT
  3. Click on Film

You should see a list of Research Guides for Film courses and other relevant subjects.