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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.  

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Film Collections

The library holds over 11,237 DVDs and Blu-Rays. These are primarily selected to support the Department of Film Studies and include 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.

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Library Resources for Film Studies

SEEKER allows you to search multiple library databases at once and is particularly useful for finding interdisciplinary material. Results will include relevant books, journal articles, newspapers and theses. Use the Advanced Search to combine your keywords.

You'll find a number of useful options on the SEEKER screen. Ticking "You have access (print or online) will bring back all the items that are available to you at St Andrews.

Screen Studies Collection is the main specialist database for Film Studies. A survey of current publications relating to film scholarship alongside filmographies. The database contains three different indexes: American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog; FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals; and the British Film Institute's Film Index International. The indexes can be searched in one go or individually by using the links below.

Other specialist databases include:

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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

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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.