The Library collects print and digital material to support student research. Library resources are organized according to standard classifications and listings that are intended to ease the process of finding information. Everything the library owns is included in the Novanet Catalogue, our online database. Printed resources and other physical objects (ie, videos, CDs, DVDs) are assigned "call numbers," alpha-numeric codes that do two things: place the item next to others on the same or similar topics, and provide a physical marker for the item's location on the library's shelves. Digital materials, such as databases, e-Books, and e-Journals, are included in Novanet and also listed on our web pages.
Library research has always been a two-step process: identify the items you need, then determine if the library owns them. Databases are useful for identifying material because they attempt to cover the known universe of available information on a given topic. Novanet brings this down to the local level by letting you know if we own it.
Use these databases to find scholarly articles on your research topic. Search results will often include references to books and chapters of books.
These are shelved in the Reference Collection in the South Learning Commons on the ground floor of the Killam Library.
|The Complete Film Dictionary||PN 1993.45 K66 1997|
|The Encyclopedia of Filmmakers||PN 1998.2 T53 2002|
|The Film Encyclopedia||PN 1993.45 K34 1994|
|Film Noir: the Encyclopedia||PN 1995 F56 2010|
|The Film Studies Dictionary||PN 1993.45 B49 2001|
|International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (5 vols.)||PN 1993.45 I49 1990|
|International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (Online)|
|The Oxford Guide to Film Studies||PN 1995 O93 1998|
|Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (4 vols.)||PN 1993.45 S35 2007|