("motion picture" OR "motion pictures" OR film* OR movie*)
Find one good item? Look at its item record to see if there are Subject Headings or Descriptors. These links group similar materials together and can yield more efficient searching. Different databases, however, can use different terms.
SAMPLE SUBJECT HEADINGS IN CBBCAT
Significant people involved in making a film (directors, actors, writers) can also be Subject Headings (last name, first name).
SAMPLE PERSON SEARCH
Keyword search: "Howard Hawks" or "Hawks, Howard"
Finds all records with these exact word combinations. Results can be very broad.
Subject search: Hawks, Howard (last name, first name)
Finds items about Howard Hawks and his works.
Author search: Hawks, Howard (last name, first name)
Finds items by Howard Hawks (or works he helped create)
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