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Introduction to International Film (HU120): Home

Welcome to the LibGuide for HU120 Introduction to International Film!

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with ways to search for scholarly sources on film topics.  Below you will find information to help you search for sources such as books, ebooks, and articles.  Use the tabs above to find information on database search techniques, finding and identifying scholarly articles, and citing with MLA style.

Image: The Battleship ​Potemkin film poster, 1927

Search for books, ebooks, and scholarly articles on film in EDS, the library's reference interface.  Use the advanced search feature for a more targeted search.  Before you start your search, brainstorm about main ideas and keywords related to your topic to use for search terms.  For example, you could search for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon AND cultural identity" or search for the name of a director such "George Melies".

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From off-campus, access our online resources with your Student I.D. number, it doubles as your library card number.

Course Information

Instructor: Peter Galeno
Office Hours: Mon/Wed 12:45pm-3:00pm 
Office Location: HH 201a 
Class Day/Time: Tues. 10:10am to 12:35pm;  Thurs. 11:10am to 12:35pm

Books from the Collection:

The library's physical  books on film can be found in the section PN1993 - PN1999.  Remember that Library of Congress call numbers categorize books by subject so you can browse neighboring books to find books on similar topics.  A great many more eBooks and online materials are available via our  Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS).  Examples of both books and ebooks are listed below:

Click the above link to be taken to the database Academic Video Online, a great resource for international film videos.  

Boston Public Library - Film Databases

Another Boston Public Library Database that is excellent for film research is JSTOR.  Click here to be taken to a link for JSTOR.  

the Boston International Film Festival

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