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Cinema Studies: Find Books

Resources for researching film


These books can currently be found on the New Books Shelves in the large Miller Library Commons Area on the first floor of the library.


Books on Directors

Use CBBcat to find film-related books at Colby, Bates and Bowdon.


Search by the SUBJECT term:
This will give links to film-related books organized by topic.

To find books ABOUT a particular filmmaker:
Select a SUBJECT search and enter your filmmaker's name, last name first.

To find books containing criticism of a filmmaker's work:
Add the keywords CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION to your search.

To find biographical writing on your filmmaker: 
Add the keyword BIOGRAPHY to your search.


To locate a book look at Location, Call No. and Status on the CBBCat item record.

In  Miller Library:

Books about film are on the main floor of the library in the stacks located near the front desk. Look for the call number range:

PN1993 - PN1999

From Colby Storage Facility, Bates or Bowdoin:

Click on red arrow CBB Request at top of catalog record.

Enter your name and bar code number (omit beginning and ending letters) from your Student ID or Library Card.

You will be notified by email when your request arrives.

Books from NExpress and Maine Cat can also be ordered using CBBcat. Look for the NExpress and Maine Cat icons on the left of your search results.

CBBCat: Books & More

Find books, e-books, DVDs, videos, streaming media and more.
SEARCH the Entire CBB Collection, or just Colby.


Other Catalogs

Access from the Colby Libraries home page > Books and More:

Borrow from other academic libraries in New England.

Borrow from public and academic libraries in Maine.

Search for books and other materials held in libraries worldwide. Order through ILLiad.

NExpress and MaineCat can also be accessed from within CBBcat on search results pages. Their items are usually received in 3 to 5 business days.

ConnectNY (NEW)

Borrow from academic libraries in New York state. Look for widget within NExpress on search results pages.

CRL Catalog
Center for Research Libraries provides another access to research materials found in select universities, colleges and reserach institutions.  It is especially helpful for locating primary resource materials. 


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