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Film Studies: Find Background Information

Librarian-selected resources for film studies.

Reference Sources

There are many types of reference sources, including:

  • dictionaries
  • encyclopedias
  • biographical dictionaries
  • atlases
  • chronologies

These sources provide background information on a topic and can quickly prepare you for more in-depth research. They can also lead you to other sources if you read closely and make note of works cited that you might be interested in.

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Find Biographical Information about Filmmakers