These call number ranges hold a variety of books on film, television, screenplays, and acting.
|PN 1992-1992.92 : Television Broadcasts||PN 1993-1999 : Motion Pictures||PN 1997-1997.85 : Screenplays|
|PN 2061-2071 : Art of Acting||Z 5784 : Motion Pictures - bibliography||Z 7711 : Television - bibliography|
Books that may be checked out of the Library are on the 3rd floor (Call #s PN, Z 5784, Z 7711).
Reference Books (main/1st floor): ROW 10 (Call #: PN) : Television and Motion Pictures / ROW 15 (Call #: Z 5784) / ROW 17 (Call #: Z 7711)
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Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below (live link!) to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest. Remember to select "By subject" in the pull-down menu.
Subject headings for film and television studies material vary.
Note - the standard subject heading for film is motion pictures. The standard subject headings for television are television programs and television broadcasting.
These three subject headings may be narrowed/focused by hundreds of subheadings. For additional subject headings, see the selected list below.
|film criticism||motion pictures [country/region/state]
(e.g. motion pictures united states)
|motion picture film collections|
|motion pictures reviews||motion pictures political aspects||motion pictures plots, themes, etc.|
|motion pictures history and criticism||motion pictures social aspects||motion picture plays
|motion pictures history||african americans in motion pictures
(how african americans are portrayed in film)
|motion picture authorship|
|motion picture industry||women in motion pictures
(how women are portrayed in film)
Note: to find lists of feature films owned by the library, use the subject heading: feature films
film noir, musical films, etc
(look for subheadings such as "history and criticism")
|motion picture acting||motion pictures art direction||actors [country]|
|acting||costume design||actresses [country]|
|motion pictures editing||costume designers||motion picture actors and actresses|
|cinematography||cinematographers||motion picture producers and directors|
|motion pictures production and direction||screenwriters||independent filmmakers|
|motion pictures setting and scenery||film soundtracks||individual director, actor, etc.
[e.g. wenders wim, davis bette, etc.]
|television broadcasting||television plays|
|television programs [country/place]||television and ______
(e.g. television and politics, children, family)
|television production and direction||television broadcasting social aspects|
|television producers and directors||violence in television
(how violence is portrayed in television)
|television actors and actresses
|television adaptations||individual producer, director, actor
[e.g. ball lucille, etc.]
|television programs united states reviews||television personalities|
|television criticism||soap operas|
|television broadcasting of news||reality television programs|
|situation comedies television programs||television comedies|
CATQuest Advanced Search
Use a Keyword search in the CATQuest Advanced Search to search topics that are complex with multiple concepts or if you are unsure of the Library of Congress Subject Heading. A keyword search finds the term anywhere in the library catalog record. When you do a keyword search, be sure to look at the subject headings used to describe this topic and then also search by the correct Library of Congress Subject Heading. Also, use a keyword search if you have multiple concepts or topics to search.
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