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Film Studies Research Guide: Research a Film Genre or Theme

Guide to Researching a Film Genre or Theme

Use this guide when researching a film genre or theme. See the other tabs on the guide for researching other topics in Film Studies.

1: Choose a Genre or Theme to Study

Search or browse genres and themes on the sites below to get started.

2: Use Bibliographies as Guides to Research

Take advantage of the work of an expert in deciding on articles and books you want to use for your research. Collect a list of likely resources and continue on to the next step on this guide, which will show you how to locate the articles and books.

3: Use Library Resources to locate articles and books

Use Kirkwood Library's specialized resources to search for articles and books on your topic, and to locate articles and books referenced in a bibliography.