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Film 2 F90 2007

  1. 1. FILM 2F90 Justine Cotton, Subject Librarian for Film October 4, 2007
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Share your knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Film Research Process </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight of the Tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Share your knowledge <ul><li>Pair up and spend 5 minutes going through the questions! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Film Research Process 1. A Film is Made…
  5. 5. Film Research Process <ul><li>2. The Film is Reviewed in magazines/newspapers… </li></ul>New York Times, 1963 London Times, 1963
  6. 6. Film Research Process <ul><li>3. More in depth research is written over the years… </li></ul>Film Quarterly, 1962
  7. 7. Film Research Process <ul><li>4. New theories are proposed and the film/director is re-examined… </li></ul>Arizona Quarterly, 2006 Columbia University Press, Fall 2007
  8. 8. Appropriate Sources <ul><li>Web Sources – use them, but be cautious! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Random web searches can be tedious & useless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia makes everyone an expert </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Library Resources <ul><li>Are designed and customized for researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Give you access to hidden treasures </li></ul>
  10. 10. Film Encyclopedias (REF collection) <ul><li>Schirmer encyclopedia of film / </li></ul><ul><li>Barry Keith Grant, editor in chief </li></ul><ul><li>International dictionary of films and filmmakers / editors, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast </li></ul>
  11. 11. Online Encyclopedia <ul><li>Internet Movie Database (IMDB) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Finding books in the Library Catalogue <ul><li>Use a KEYWORD search… </li></ul><ul><li>What will these searches find??? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitchcock AND Vertigo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Alfred Hitchcock” AND Vertigo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Alfred Hitchcock” AND (Vertigo OR Blackmail) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Keep in mind: <ul><li>Sometimes a book will have a great chapter you can use </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Headings can help you find MORE books </li></ul><ul><li>There is a world beyond Brock… </li></ul>
  14. 14. Finding Journal articles & Newspaper Articles <ul><li>Using Bibliographies is a great way to find journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Film Studies Databases </li></ul><ul><li>News Databases </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hands-on Session – next Tuesday <ul><li>Try out the databases & get most of your research done! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Refworks </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to find original film reviews </li></ul>

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