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Subject guide to library resources for Film Studies


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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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Library Resources for Film Studies

Search on the Library Homepage allows you to search multiple Library databases at once.  Results will include books, journal articles, newspapers, theses, etc. as well as materials held in Special Collections and Museum Collections.

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In the search results use the filters on the left to narrow down the results. 

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Use the "Library Catalogue" filter to restrict to books etc. held in the Library, or use the "Format" filter to select e.g. journal articles, and then select the "Full-text" filter to restrict the search to items you have full-text access to.

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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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.