Motion Picture/Television Subject Guide
This guide is intended to help you find motion picture and television information including books, videos, software, and magazines in the C.O.D. Library. It also provides information for locating journal articles in Library databases and indexes as well as information from free Web sites.
C.O.D. Library Materials
- To find books, videos, and software in the C.O.D. Library, use the C.O.D. Library Catalog.
- You can do a subject
search of the Library catalog. Begin by using some of the
subject headings listed below:
- Do a keyword
search of the Library catalog using some keywords that are specific to your topic. For example:
Using specific keywords such as proper names, combining keywords, and using
keyword phrases are good ways to find exactly what you are looking for.
- television AND "vocational guidance"
- stanley kubrick
- "film noir"
- macromedia AND flash
- You can also browse the Reference collection and the General collection for computing and technology resources. Begin by browsing some of the call number areas below:
Locate these areas in the collections using the Library Directions, Maps & Virtual Tour pages.
- HF5801 - HF6182 - Advertising.
- NC997 - NC1003 - Commercial art. Advertising art.
- PN1865 - PN1999 - Special types of drama (radio, television, motion pictures).
- QA75.5 - 76.95 - Computer science. Electronic data processing. (Software guides)
- TK5105.88 - Web publishing.
- TK5101 - TK6720 - Telecommunications.
- TR - Photography.
Journals in the Library
Multimedia Arts as a whole encompasses a wide range of subjects. Journals and magazines related to these many topics can be found in the current periodicals section of the Library.
Issues that are more than a year or two old can usually be found in the microfilm area of the Library. Below is a list of some of the subject areas you may want to try:
Selected Reference Materials
The following reference materials can be found in the Library's Reference collection:
- The Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising
HF5803 .A38 2003
- Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market
- Bowker's News Media Directory
- Dictionary of Multimedia
QA76.575 .C655 2002
- Encyclopedia of Multimedia
QA76.575 .E5368 2003
- Encyclopedia of Television
PN1992.18 .E5 1997
- The Film Studies Dictionary
PN1993.45 .B49 2001
- Filmmaker's Dictionary
PN1993.45 .S56 2000
- Internet and Personal Computing Fads
(this title has sections on multimedia)
HM851 .B454 2004
You can use article databases to locate magazine and journal articles.
You can use search engines to search for graphic arts Web sites. Try searching for some of the subjects listed above that you used when searching the Library catalog. Also use specific keywords that describe your topic exactly. You can also use some of the Web listed below as starting points.
Multimedia, Film, and Television Associations & Groups
General Multimedia Reference Sites
Online Magazines & Journals
Software Developers & Hardware Manufacturers
For some assignments, you'll have to cite your sources
following APA or MLA guidelines. The C.O.D. Library has provided a resource
for helping you do this:
See also: Graphic Arts Subject Guide
See also: Photography Subject Guide
See also: Art Research Guides
Colin Koteles, Instructor
Updated: 17 December 2004