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Film & Media

Finding Scripts and Screenplays

QCAT, the Library Catalogue

To find a specific screenplay, search the film’s title in QCAT. You may get irrelevant results such as a novel if the film is an adaption or titles that aren’t relevant to the film, but you can still browse the list for the screenplay.
 
However for popular films, you might have to do a keyword Boolean search, e.g.
“gone with the wind” and (script? or screenplay? or “screen play?”)
 
If you don’t have a specific title, try this subject search:
motion picture plays
 
Also try a keyword Boolean search:
“shooting script”
 
 
For books about screenplays including guides to writing screenplays, try searching QCAT by these subject headings: 
 
Motion picture plays--History and criticism
Motion picture plays--Technique

Full Text Script Database

The Library subscribes to the database, American Film Scripts Online.

The Web

Internet Movie Script Database
A large collection of film scripts searchable by title or genre.