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Subject guide to library resources for Film Studies


Welcome to your Subject Guide for Film Studies. It offers some basic guidance on how to find and use the Library's resources in this subject area.  Please note that this is only a little of what is available.  You are welcome to contact me for more detailed help in finding information for your assignments, dissertations and research projects.

General Databases for Film Studies

Library's A-Z List of Databases

The Library subscribes to over 200 networked databases.  Follow this link to see the full alphabetical list.

Find theses

Finding Information on a Topic

SEEKER Logo SEEKER is one of the best places to start searching for information on a topic. It searches many of the databases listed below and will help you find, books, journal articles, reports, theses and much more

Library's DVD Collection

The library holds over 9,300 AV Materials. These are primarily selected to support the Department of Film Studies and in particular the DVD collection which includes films and holdings of extremely rare reference materials such as ethnographic films and documentaries by filmmakers like Frederick Wiseman and Jean Rouch

more information about the Collection can be found on the Library's DVDs and Multimedia Materials webpage.

Find out which DVDs we've purchased recently in the box to the right.



Specialist Databases for Film Studies

Library presentation

An introduction to using the Library for Film Studies students.

Subject Guide

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Hilda McNae
Senior Librarian (Academic Liaison)

University of St Andrews Library, KY16 9TR

Tel: 01334 462298

New DVDs for Film Studies


Reading Lists for Film Studies

Click here to find electronic reading lists available in your subject area.

Frames Cinema Journal

Frames is run by the postgraduate community within the Film Studies Department at the University of St Andrews. Autumn issues publish new work from members of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS). Spring Issues focus on emerging themes within the discipline.