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ENGL 1301 - Watson - Fall 2020: E-Books

This guide will help you find sources for the Global Film Research assignment in Professor Lauren Watson's ENGL 1301.

Finding eBooks in the Catalog

When you search the Library Catalog, you can limit your search results to eBooks.

Just locate the "Limit Search Results" column on the left. Under Format, choose: "Book (Ebook)."

Click "Limit to" to make the change.



Quick Search for eBooks

Search for Library Resources.
Type the keyword(s) in the box below then press Enter or click the Search button.



Why Use E-Books?

Good question. You may be thinking that you don't have time to read an entire book for this assignment.

But sometimes a well-chosen book chapter can fulfill the same role in your research as a short article.

Some examples:

  • a book of interviews with a film director may have a key chapter focusing on her background or on production of the film you want to study.
  • a book about New Korean Cinema may have an introductory chapter that sets up history and context you need to know
  • a history of Italian film might have a great chapter on the neorealist filmmakers like Visconti and De Sica.
  • a book of essays about African cinema might have a chapter on Djibril Diop Mambéty and his film, Touki-Bouki.

Don't just think about the book as a whole, but what you might find inside them.

Search Strategies

Here are some examples of search strategies:

  • motion pictures Mexico

  • motion pictures France

  • Italy film

  • global film

  • international film

  • world cinema

  • film history

  • horror films

  • Kurosawa criticism

  • Guillermo del Toro

  • "Pan's Labyrinth"

  • new wave film

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