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									U64001 KEY ISSUES IN
FILM STUDIES I
JOANNA COOKSEY, SUBJECT LIBRARIAN


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  AIM OF SESSION



To help you with:
1. Finding books, films and journals in the Library.
2. Accessing films via the online service Box of
   Broadcasts (BoB).
3. Finding journal articles from the database
   International index to Performing Arts.
4. Referencing in the Brookes Harvard style.
These will all form part of your first assignments.
BOOKS AND DVDS

 Most books and
  DVDs for Film Studies
  are on the top floor of
  the Library.
 You can borrow up to
  12 at a time and
  reserve books which
  are out to other
  people.
 There’s a Short Loan
  Collection for books in
  most heavy demand.
LOOKING FOR BOOKS AND DVDS

Use the Library Catalogue
TIPS: SEARCHING THE CATALOGUE


Try searching for this book:    Try searching for this film:

    Corrigan film writing              Citizen Kane

Use the shelfmark to find the  Narrow down your search
   book on the shelves.        results by selecting DVD
 Reserve the book if it’s on format from the left-hand list.
           loan.
  WHERE TO LOOK IN THE LIBRARY



Books and DVDs will be:
 In the film section on the top floor around 791.43 or
 In the Short Loan Collection (First Floor)
For example:
Welles – Citizen Kane (DVD) 791.430973/WEL/W and
 Short Loan 791.430973/WEL/W
  VIEWING FILMS

 Borrow from main shelves (1 week) or Short Loan (24 hrs
  or weekends)
 Watch in the Library on DVD players or PCs
 Watch as a group in Group Study Rooms.
 Many films are available on the Box of Broadcasts
  (BoB) database.
  LOOKING FOR ARTICLES ON YOUR
  READING LIST


For example:
Archer, Eugene ‘Wild Strawberries’ in Film Quarterly, Vol.
 13, No.1, Autumn 1959 pp44-47
Look up the journal title on the Library Catalogue



Electronic journals and other online resources are
 available via the Library web site.
  TIPS: LOOKING FOR A JOURNAL



Look up journal title Film Quarterly on the Library
Catalogue or go to:
 Library home page
 E-journals
 A-to-Z e-journals service
Follow the connection link to JSTOR, then look for 1959,
volume 13, issue 1, pages 44-47.
  TO ACCESS E-RESOURCES



 On a Brookes PC: log-on with your Brookes username
  and password, then go to the Library Home page.
 From home: go to the Library Home page at
  http://www.brookes.ac.uk/library
 To access Library electronic resources from home you
  need to use a password. Most use the Athens password
  system. Always LOG INTO ATHENS FIRST on the Library
  home page.
 For useful resources, see the Subject Help pages for Film
  Studies
  TIPS: BOX OF BROADCASTS


Access BoB (Box of Broadcasts) via the Library web site:
 Log into Athens first.
 Find the database under Quick Links – Databases, or go to Subject
  Help – Film Studies.
 You’ll need to register the first time you use BoB.
 Choose Archive to search for programmes or playlists.
 Look for the playlist Key Issues U64001 Oxford Brookes which
  contains key films on the module and related documentaries.
   LITERATURE REVIEW
1 Literature review (30%)

This review will consist of independent research on a specific topic. It is designed to develop and
   assess your skills in both researching, and citing relevant critical sources, and also to evaluate
   their academic usefulness.

For your chosen topic you will need to find three examples of each of the following types of source:

Books (at least two of these should be academically substantial in terms of their theoretical, critical or
  historical research/analysis)

Brookes Library Collection of Journals/Periodicals/Newspapers (at least two of these should be
   academically substantial in terms of their theoretical, critical or historical research/analysis – eg
   with a peer reviewed editorial panel). This includes Electronic collections such as those
   via Athens.

Freely Available Online resources (at least one of these should be academically substantial in terms
   of their theoretical, critical or historical research/analysis)

Citation and Bibliographic Style
   Each entry should be cited in the Harvard style
LOOKING FOR A NEW TOPIC

 If you don’t know anything about this topic, here are some
 good places to find basic information:
  Use a film dictionary or encyclopaedia if it’s a name/term
   that’s new to you. Search the Library Catalogue to find
   these. Many will be in Subject Quick Reference on the top
   floor.
  If it’s a director or film, try IMDb http://www.imdb.com/


 Next you can start looking for books…
LOOKING FOR BOOKS ON A TOPIC

 Use the Library Catalogue to search for books about:
 A specific film e.g. Citizen Kane
 Laura Mulvey (1992) Citizen Kane 791.430973/WEL/M
  A director or star e.g. Ken Loach
 Jacob Leigh (2002) The cinema of Ken Loach: art in the service of the
  people 791.430941/LOA/L
  A particular genre e.g. film noir; realist film
 Frank Krutnik (1991) In a lonely street: film noir, genre, masculinity
  791.430973/KRU
LOOKING FOR BOOKS ON A TOPIC
  Cinema in a specific country e.g. German cinema; Hollywood film
 Tim Bergfelder (ed.) (2002) The German cinema book
  Cinema of a specific period e.g. Fifties cinema
 Peter Lev (2007) Transforming the screen, 1950-1959.
  Technical issues e.g. mise-en-scène; editing; directing
 John Gibbs (2002) Mise-en-scène: film style and interpretation
  General books on film studies and film theory, e.g.
 Maria Pramaggiore (2011) Film: a critical introduction. 3rd ed.

 Think laterally!
    LITERATURE REVIEW
1 Literature review (30%)

This review will consist of independent research on a specific topic. It is designed to develop and assess your skills in
   both researching, and citing relevant critical sources, and also to evaluate their academic usefulness.

For your chosen topic you will need to find three examples of each of the following types of source:

Books (at least two of these should be academically substantial in terms of their theoretical, critical or historical
   research/analysis)


Brookes Library Collection of Journals/Periodicals/Newspapers
(at least two of these should be academically substantial in terms of
   their theoretical, critical or historical research/analysis – eg with a
   peer reviewed editorial panel). This includes Electronic collections
   such as those via Athens.
Freely Available Online resources (at least one of these should be academically substantial in terms of their
   theoretical, critical or historical research/analysis)

Citation and Bibliographic Style
   Each entry should be cited in the Harvard style
  LOOKING FOR ARTICLES


Journals will give you scholarly articles, critical analyses of
films, interviews and reviews.
Print journals in the Library:
   Journal of British Cinema and Television
    J 791.4 J
   New review of film and television studies
    J 791.4 N
   Screen J 791.43 S
   Sight and sound J 791.43 S – good for reviews, feature
    articles, interviews.
 LOOKING FOR ARTICLES



Electronic journals and newspapers are available
 via Library web site
To find articles from a range of journals, use a
 database
  TIPS: INTERNATIONAL INDEX TO
  PERFORMING ARTS (IIPA)


Access IIPA via the Library web site:
 Log into Athens first.
 Find the database under Quick Links – Databases, or go to Subject
  Help – Film Studies.
 Try searching for “Citizen Kane”.
 Use the options on the right to
  Sort your results by Relevance.
  Narrow your results to Scholarly Journals.
  Under Document Type, try choosing Article.
    LITERATURE REVIEW
1 Literature review (30%)

This review will consist of independent research on a specific topic. It is designed to develop and assess your skills in
   both researching, and citing relevant critical sources, and also to evaluate their academic usefulness.

For your chosen topic you will need to find three examples of each of the following types of source:

Books (at least two of these should be academically substantial in terms of their theoretical, critical or historical
   research/analysis)

Brookes Library Collection of Journals/Periodicals/Newspapers (at least two of these should be academically
   substantial in terms of their theoretical, critical or historical research/analysis – eg with a peer reviewed editorial
   panel). This includes Electronic collections such as those via Athens.


Freely Available Online resources (at least one of these should be
  academically substantial in terms of their theoretical, critical or
  historical research/analysis)
Citation and Bibliographic Style
   Each entry should be cited in the Harvard style
FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE RESOURCES

For useful resources, see the Subject Help pages for Film
Studies on the Library web site
                         Use with care!
 Evaluating Web resources –see our guide at
  http://www.brookes.ac.uk/library/webeval.html
 Ask yourself:
   What…is being said?
   Who…is saying it?
   Where…are they from?
   Why…are they saying it?
   When…does this information date from?
    LITERATURE REVIEW
1 Literature review (30%)

This review will consist of independent research on a specific topic. It is designed to develop and assess your skills in
   both researching, and citing relevant critical sources, and also to evaluate their academic usefulness.

For your chosen topic you will need to find three examples of each of the following types of source:

Books (at least two of these should be academically substantial in terms of their theoretical, critical or historical
   research/analysis)

Brookes Library Collection of Journals/Periodicals/Newspapers (at least two of these should be academically
   substantial in terms of their theoretical, critical or historical research/analysis – eg with a peer reviewed editorial
   panel). This includes Electronic collections such as those via Athens.

Freely Available Online resources (at least one of these should be academically substantial in terms of their
   theoretical, critical or historical research/analysis)


 Citation and Bibliographic Style
  Each entry should be cited in the Harvard style
   REFERENCING


Download a copy of the guide Citing your
references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system
from the Subject Help pages for Film Studies or
pick one up in the Library
REFERENCING A BOOK
CHECK THE HARVARD GUIDE
  BOOK REFERENCE IN HARVARD


A short guide to writing about film
Corrigan, Timothy
Book . English.
6th ed.
Published New York : Pearson/Longman 2007
Becomes:
Corrigan, T. (2007). A short guide to writing about film. 6th ed. New
York: Pearson/Longman.
REFERENCING A JOURNAL ARTICLE
OR WEB SITE
REFERENCING A JOURNAL ARTICLE




In Brookes Harvard:
Osteen, M. (2008). Noir's Cars: Automobility and Amoral Space in
American Film Noir. Journal of Popular Film & Television. 35 (4),
pp. 183-192.
  FURTHER HELP



 Guide Film Studies: a guide to finding information
 Library Subject Help pages for Film Studies at
  http://www.brookes.ac.uk/library/film.html
 Guide Citing your references using the Harvard
(Author-Date) system
 Contact your Subject Librarian, Joanna Cooksey
  jcooksey@brookes.ac.uk

								
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