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FILM 335: Culture and Technology

Finding Books

Look for resources by either searching Summon, the library's online discovery tools or QCAT, the Library's catalogue to find books, journals, videos and other materials owned by the Library.  You may search by keywords, author, title or subject headings. 
  
To find books on a film topic, either try a subject or keyword search.

Subject Searching

Subject headings allow you to search the library catalogue for resources on a particular topic and are often more productive that keyword searches.
 
Use the following subject headings to help you find relevant items. You can also use these terms when searching for articles in the journal databases.
 
Communication and culture
Digital media
Facebook (Electronic resources)
Internet
Internet Social aspects
Information society
Mass media
Media
Social networks
Twitter
YouTube (Electronic resources)

Keyword Searching

Use a keyword search if you have multiple concepts or topics. Browse your results to find the assigned subject headings in order to find more books on your topic.  
 
For example, use the keyword boolean seach "new media" and place words in quotes, so more relevant results will be retrieved:
 
"new media" and culture

Subject Headings

Art and the internet
Computers and civilization
Digital divide
Digital storytelling
Human computer interaction
Interactive media
Internet advertsing
Mass media
Motion pictures in ethnology
Technological innovations
Technology and the arts
Technology Social aspects
User interface (Computer sytems)
Visual communication

Browsing the Library Shelves

Browsing the library shelves is another strategy for locating information on a topic. Most books related to Film  and Media Studies are located in the call number range PN1990 - PN1999 on the 4th floor of Stauffer Library.
 
Use the following call numbers as a guide.
 
CB478   Technology and society
GN347   Visual anthropology,
               motion pictures
HM851   Information technology 
PN1990  Broadcasting
PN1991  Radio broadcasts
PN1992  Television broadcasts
PN1993  Motion pictures in general, by
               country
PN1994  Motion pictures laws,
               regulations...
PN1995  Motion pictures - specific themes,
               topics 
and genres
PN1996  Screenwriting
PN1997  Screenplays
PN1998  Biographies of and works about
               directors,
producers,,,.
PN2287, PN2308, PN2329 
               Actors, actresses
T14.5      Impact of technology on modern
               society
TR          Photography, cinematography
Z5784     Bibliographies on film studies