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Welcome to FSU Libraries' guide to research in film studies.

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This guide is meant to help you best utilize the resources and tools provided by FSU Libraries while conducting research related to Film Studies. Included are links to relevant academic databases and e-books as well as citation management tools and additional digital resources. Use the tabs in the Navigation Panel located on the left to browse the guide and find what you're looking for.

Key Resources & Tips

Recently recognized by The Directors Guild of America for its distinguished contribution to American culture, The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts provides professional training to a limited number of the very brightest students in the world. Small enrollments allow the faculty of professional filmmakers to maintain the high caliber of education necessary for graduates to succeed in an extremely competitive industry.

These are the databases most relevant for finding material on film studies. For an extensive list of useful databases, see the "Find Articles" tab on the guide's navigation tool.

Using the correct terminology helps to find quicker and more effective results. To find the best information, make sure to implement the Boolean search terms: AND, OR, and NOT. Additionally, make use of quotation marks and asterisks to help maximize your search results.

Here is a short video to help you understand Boolean searches!

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