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ARTH 4304: Global History of Cinema: Books

A course guide to library research resources for Prof. Stob's Global History of Cinema students

Call Number Areas and Subject Headings for Film Studies

Call number areas for film studies are from PN1993 to PN1997.

SUBJECT HEADINGS for FILM STUDIES - these are links with lists of books on this subject:

Film Criticism

Feminist film criticism

Motion pictures Evaluation


NOTE: DVD Collection is on the 3rd floor

Useful Reference Books

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Log in to ILLiad to make an Interlibrary Loan request

Interlibrary Loan is a Library lending service available to current TxState students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own.

This service is free to Texas State students, faculty, and staff. Typical turnaround for a book is 2 weeks.  Turnaround time for articles varies depending on format (hard copy or electronic) but averages 2 to 3 days.

Other Catalogs

Texshare - Check out a book from almost anywhere in Texas with one of these cards. Click for information.

Worldcat Searches thousands of libraries -  built-in interlibrary loan request button allows you to get material we don't own.

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Books & Printed Indices

Print indexes provide citations to articles. You'll need to use the Catalog or Periodicals list in conjunction to check to see if we have a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper.

These are selected materials on film other than indices and are located upstairs in the regular collection on 5th (A-J), 6th (K-Q), and 7th floors (R-Z).

Awake in the Dark: An Anthology of American Film Criticism PN1995 .A86

Classic Cinema: Essays in Criticism PN 1994 .S614

Critical Focus: An Introduction to Film PN 1994 .B544

Directors and their Films PN1998 .B85 1993

Encyclopedia of Novels into Film  PN1997.85 .T54 1998

Fact File: American Film Institute Education Service OVERSIZE 6th floor PN1994 .A43 1979

Film as Film: Understanding and Judging Movies PN1994 .P394 1993

Film Genre: Theory and Criticism PN1994 .F439135 1999

Film Quarterly: Forty Years online full-text PN1995 .F465

Film Review Annual PN1995 .F465

Films by Genre PN1998 .L63 1993

Encyclopedia of Great Movies Oversize Shelves, Floor 6 PN1993.45 .E53 1985b

Guide to Critical Reviews 

New York Times Film Reviews 1970-2002  PN1995 .N4 (older years same call number shelved on 6th floor)

New York Times Encyclopedia of Film Oversize shelves, 6th floor PN1993 .N465 1984

Primal Screen: Essays on Film and Related Subjects PN1995 .S354

Screen Arts: A Guide to Film and Television Appreciation PN1994 .F45

Seeing through Movies PN1994 .S47 1990


Handouts for Finding Books


Below is a browsing map with different areas of inerest highlighted in yellow to use when you are looking for any image related subject, topic, or medium. Click on the image to download a printable PDF version of it and to see it better. :)

Finding Books, eBooks, and other library materials

Use the Library Catalog to search the main collection for print resources and ebooks. The Library Catalog also provides location and availability details.

Below is a list of Call Number areas for Fine Arts and Design Resources for general browsing purposes when searching for images. For specific information see the section on how to use the Library Web Catalog for searching for art related information.


Subject Call Number
Advertising HF 5801-6182
Aesthetics BH
Architecture NA
Art Encyclopedias N1-9165
Art General NX
Decorative Arts NK
Drawing & Illustration NC
Graphic Arts & Computer Graphics TR, NC, Z200
Jewelry Making TS, TT
Music M
Painters & Painting ND
Photography TR
Printmaking NE
Sculpture & Sculptors NB

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