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Film Studies 600. Some Resources & Services: Article delivery – request articles from paper journals at Concordia Libraries Interlibrary Loans (colombo ) – request materials not available in library CREPUQ card – borrow directly from other university libraries Databases:

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film studies 600
Film Studies 600
  • Some Resources & Services:
      • Article delivery – request articles from paper journals at Concordia Libraries
      • Interlibrary Loans (colombo) – request materials not available in library
      • CREPUQ card – borrow directly from other university libraries
  • Databases:
      • Finding journal, magazines & newspapers
        • Setting alerts or getting RSS feeds
        • Using linker
      • Finding Theses & dissertations
  • Google Scholar & Databases
  • Books: library catalogues | Worldcat | Google Books
    • My CLUES: setting Preferred searches & MyReading History
  • Ask a Librarian services: in person or online
  • RefWorks – bibliographic management
  • Reference Collection
      • Some paper bibliographies & indexes cover journals and magazines not covered by databases
  • Setting preferences
  • Saving lists
using interlibrary loans
Using Interlibrary Loans

Tomonari, Noboru. 2009. "The avant-garde and resident Korean film-making: Kim Sujin and the Shinjuku Ryozanpaku." Journal Of Japanese & Korean Cinema 1, no. 1: 65-81.

resources in concordia libraries
Resources in Concordia Libraries
  • Create a Library PIN in MyCLUES to:
    • check borrowing record, receive e-mail notifications, set preferences
    • request library materials
      • At Vanier Library (Loyola Campus)
      • Out to another user
      • In process (these will be rush catalogued for you)
    • renew materials online (if not requested by other users)
    • Access online databases & resources (journals, etc.) from home
    • request materials
      • Article Delivery service (articles from paper or microfilm periodicals in Concordia Libraries will be emailed to you)
      • Interlibrary Loans request materials from other libraries
getting materials from other libraries
Getting materials from other libraries
  • CREPUQ card
      • Obtain at the Circulation Desk
      • Allows you to borrow books directly from Canadian university libraries
  • Interlibrary Loans (colombo)
      • Materials not available at Concordia are borrowed on your behalf
      • Online request form is available on library web site
        • Library PIN is necessary
clues other library catalogues
CLUES & Other Library catalogues
  • In addition to using CLUES , use Other Library catalogues listed in the QuickLinkson Concordia library web site:
  • University Libraries
  • National Libraries
    • Library and Archives Canada
    • Library of Congress (United States)
    • Bibliothèque et Archives Nationale du Québec
  • Research Libraries
    • Cinémathèque Québecoise
    • BFI: British Film Institute
  • WorldCat (international union catalogue)
using clues other library catalogues
Using CLUES & other library catalogues
  • Searching: Keyword vs. Subject
      • Generally begin with keyword search and consider using Subject search if more relevant
  • Use Limit options to obtain more precise results
      • Date
      • Material type (books, media…)
      • Language
  • Mark & Save Citations to prepare bibliographies
      • Export to RefWorks
  • Identifying chapters in books use Google Books
finding theses dissertations
Finding Theses & Dissertations
      • Includes most Concordia theses & dissertations; some available online
  • Databases
    • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full-text International
      • Extensive coverage of North American dissertations and many theses
      • Full-text of theses & dissertations from 1997 to the present
    • Index to Theses with Abstracts (Great Britain & Ireland)

Check Library web site : Help & Instruction: How to find….

periodicals journals magazines newspapers
Periodicals - journals, magazines, & newspapers
  • Concordia Libraries has a selective collection of film periodicals in paper, online & microfilm formats
    • Date coverage varies (check CLUES)
  • Periodicals, available in paper or microfilm format only, can be consulted in the library, or specific articles can be requested through the Article Delivery service (forms are available under QuickLinks)
  • Periodical articles not available at Concordia Libraries can be requested through Interlibrary Loans (Colombo)
finding periodical literature databases
Finding Periodical Literature - Databases
  • Databases (listed on Cinema Research Guide)
    • Check date and title coverage, and frequency of updating
    • Major Cinema & Cinema-related Databases
      • International Film Archive (FIAF)
      • Film & Television Literature Index
      • Film Index International
      • International Index to Performing Arts
      • Art Full-text
      • MLA Bibliography in LION (Literature Online)
    • Other Databases
      • Check other Subject Guides - Communication Studies, etc.
          • Google Scholar is okay when only a few titles are needed.
searching databases keywords search operators
Searching databases: keywords & search operators

When searching most online tools (library catalogues, databases, you will use keywords with search operators (these will vary depending on tool)

Search Operators Example

and (all words must be present) cinema and auteur

or (any of the words; usually) cinema or film or movies

alternative or synonymous)

* (wildcard) film* searches film or

films or filmmaker

“…” (phrase searching) “motion pictures”

Note: some databases include other search features that allow for more precise searching; check the HELP page

adjusting searches in databases
Adjusting Searches in Databases
  • How to narrow search if too many results:
      • Search in specific fields: subject, journal title
      • Use limit options: date, language, etc.
      • Use more precise terms
  • How to broaden search if few results
      • Use broader search terms
      • Use synonyms with the or operator
      • Use fewer key words
saving lists of citations in databases
Saving Lists of citations in Databases
  • Most databases allow you to select and mark records that you want to save
  • Marked records can usually be emailed, downloaded or printed
  • Lists can be exported or imported to RefWorks
      • Check RefWorks page under QuickLinks on library web site for instructions on how to add lists of citations to RefWorks
finding journals from database searches
Finding Journals from database searches
  • Use the Findit@Concordia option in most databases
    • Check date coverage
    • If using a paper only journal, you will need the call number
  • Check CLUES if you have a citation from a bibliography, etc.
    • Check date coverage
  • For journals not available at Concordia, check other library catalogues
    • Use Interlibrary Loans or visit other libraries in Montreal
finding newspapers
Finding Newspapers
  • Historical Newspapers
      • Most are available only in microfilm format and do not have specific indexes or databases
      • The following newspapers are available online via the Database pages
        • Globe & Mail Historical (1844- )
        • New York Times Historical (1851- )
        • Times Digital Archive (1785-1985)
  • Recent Newspapers – use the following Databases

(Note: date coverage varies and most are updated daily)

      •– Quebec dailies
      • Canadian Newsstand – English Canadian newspapers
      • Factiva – many international newspapers
alert services rss feeds
Alert Services & RSS feeds
  • Most databases allow you to set up an alert service or RSS feed
finding periodical literature not covered in databases
Finding Periodical Literature (not covered in databases)
  • Start with the Film Index International Database
    • Can search only by film title or persons
  • Try Specialized Bibliographies
      • Useful for finding periodical literature for publications from the date coverage
  • Use Bibliographies from relevant documents
finding early reviews articles
Finding Early reviews & articles
  • Film Index International database covers some
  • Paper tools in Reference collection
      • Filmmakers in the Moving Picture World: An Index to Articles - REF PN 1993 M88
      • Film Review Index. V.1: 1882 -1949 - REF PN 1995 F476+

Index to Motion Pictures Reviewed by Variety. 1907-1980 - REF PN 1995 A39 1982

      • Selected Film Criticism. - REF PN 1995 S426 1982
some early magazines at concordia microfilm only
Some early magazines at Concordia (microfilm only)
  • American Cinematographer (1921-1977) - TR 845 A47
  • Bioscope (1908-1932) - call number : PN 1993 B5+
  • Film Daily (1918 – 1969) - call number : PN 1993.3 F5
  • Moving Picture World (1907-1927) - call number : PN 1993 M88
  • Photoplay (1916-1940) - call number : PN 1993 P54
  • Variety (1905-1968) - call number : PN 2000 V3
  • New Republic – 1914-1963 - call number : AP2 N35
  • New Yorker (1925- ) - call number : AP2 N6763
  • Time (1923-1957) - call number : AP2 T37
refworks bibliographic management
RefWorks :Bibliographic Management
  • Create lists of citations for papers & thesis
  • Including citations in RefWorks
      • Manually
      • Direct export from some databases
      • Import from catalogues & databases
  • Download Write n Cite plug in to
    • work directly from Word application with RefWorks Databases when adding citations and creating bibliographies
computer facilities in webster library
Computer Facilities in Webster Library
  • 2nd floor Reference
      • Over 60 pc computers – Internet & microsoft suite
      • Printing available – require copy card
  • Circulation desk
      • Borrow laptops to use on wireless network – printing available
    • 3rd floor
      • Multimedia work stations – colour printing available
      • Scanner available
media collections
Media Collections
  • Concordia
      • Library has selective media collection; materials can be borrowed
      • Visual Media Resources (Hall Building) has extensive film collection; materials must be used on site
  • Outside Concordia
      • Bibliotheque et Archives National du Quebec
      • Cinematheque quebecoise
    • Note; it is possible to request media through Interlibrary Loans; however, it is not always possible to control the timing
reference services
Reference Services
  • Reference Services – check hours on web site
      • In library – Webster – 2nd floor
      • E-mail & Online Chat Reference services
  • Individual Appointment
      • Feel free to contact me
        • Melinda Reinhart, Visual Arts Librarian