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Film History Research Guide

This guide was created to help researchers and students use library resources to do historical research in cinema.

Catalogs

LC Subject Headings

Subject headings are the best way to find materials on a given topic. The official Library of Congress subject term for movies is motion pictures. Here are some relevant subject headings:
Motion pictures--Europe--History
Motion pictures--Japan--History
Motion pictures--Latin America--History
Motion pictures--United States--History
Motion picture theaters--History

Google Books

Google Book Search

History of the American Cinema Series