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 2061-2080 : Art of Acting, Monologues||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). Browse the Stacks: Find a useful book in the stacks? Browse in that area to discover other books that might be useful.
The Library Catalog locates books, journals (not articles), microfilm, dvds, cds, and U.S. documents (1976->) owned by the UVM Libraries. There are two versions of the catalog:
CATQuest version and the Classic Library Catalog. Each version has its advantages and disadvantages.
Because the CATQuest search box is front and center on the Library homepage, find instructions for using the CATQuest version below. If something confuses you, use the Classic Library Catalog. To find this link on the Library homepage, click the "Research" link at the top of the page and find the link in the "FIND" column.
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.
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.
The three subject headings listed above may be narrowed/focused by hundreds of subheadings. For additional subject headings, see the selected lists below.
|film criticism||motion pictures setting and scenery||motion picture film collections|
|motion pictures reviews||motion pictures editing||screenwriters|
|motion pictures history and criticism||motion pictures history||motion pictures plots, themes, etc.|
|motion pictures [country/region/state]
(e.g. motion pictures united states)
|motion picture plays
|motion pictures production and direction||cinematographers||film adaptations|
|documentary films production and direction||sound in motion pictures||motion picture authorship|
|motion picture producers and directors||motion pictures art direction||motion pictures and literature|
|motion picture industry||costume design||motion pictures and history|
|independent filmmakers||costume designers||motion pictures and women|
|motion picture music
motion pictures and music
musicals united states
jazz in motion pictures
motion picture actors and actresses
women motion picture producers and directors
individual director, actor, etc.
[e.g. wenders wim, davis bette, etc.]
|motion picture acting
Note: to find lists of feature films owned by the library, use the subject heading: feature films
|motion pictures political aspects||jews in motion pictures||women in motion pictures|
|politics in motion pictures||african americans in motion pictures||feminism and motion pictures|
|motion pictures social aspects||hispanic americans in motion pictures||minorities in motion pictures|
|race in motion pictures||latin americans in motion pictures||homosexuality in motion pictures|
|racism in motion pictures||indians in motion pictures (i.e. native americans)||gender identity in motion pictures|
|antisemitism in motion pictures||asians in motion pictures||gays in motion pictures|
|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|
*Click this link to view a list of additional topics related to television, e.g., african americans in television
|copyright motion pictures||fair use (copyright)|
|copyright broadcasting rights
(used instead of "television rights")
|fair use (copyright) united states|
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.
Enrich your research by searching for books beyond the UVM Libraries.
In addition to the databases above, consider:
Book Reviews: Article databases frequently index book reviews. If you find a review (or citation for a review) for a book that looks useful or interesting, check the library catalog to see if the library owns it. If the library doesn't own the book, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.
Bibliographies: Scholarly journal articles, scholarly encyclopedia essays, and academic-oriented books will provide bibliographies or lists for further reading. If you find a book that looks useful or interesting, check the library catalog to see if the library owns it. If the library doesn't own the book, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan. These are indeed the "low hanging fruit" during the research process!