French 381E French & Francophone Film

Guide Contents

Looking up Specific Films

You can look up your film by doing an Advanced Search and limiting it to our Catalog.

Use the pulldown to search under Title. Try both the English and French titles.  If you don't find your film, try the director as an author.  In the catalog, the director of the film is always considered the author, not the screenwriter. Many times, there will be books about a director that will discuss your film in a single chapter or section of the book.

Title: Dernier Metro

Author: Truffaut, Francois or

Subject: Truffaut, Francois

Finding Books/DVDs by Country

First of all, go to the Advanced version of the search screen on the Librarie's homepage.  Click on Advanced, then Advanced Search. On the next screen, limit your search results by clicking the Catalog button at the top of the page.

For books/DVDS by country:

Use the pull down to limit by Subject

Put in: Motion Pictures France

This search will bring up titles in both French and English.  To limit to French language only, go to the left side of the page, click on the Language limiter, and choose French.

If you are looking just for DVDs, make sure to use the Material Type limiter and limit to Videos.  Note that the Language limiter on the right side of the page brings up varied results and is not the best option for limiting by language.

Finding Books/DVDs by Language Only

As above, go to the Advanced version of the search screen on the Librarie's homepage.  Click on Advanced, then Advanced Search. On the next screen, limit your search results by clicking the Catalog button at the top of the page.

For books/DVDS by language:

Use the pull down to limit by Subject

Subject: Motion Pictures French 

This search will bring up titles in both French and English.  To limit to French language only, go to the left side of the page, click on the Language limiter, and choose French.

Where are the DVDs Located?

The DVDs are located in the Information Commons area.  These are just the boxes for the DVDS.  Take the box to the Reader Services desk in the main lobby and they will get the actual DVD.  DVDs that are on Reserve are also located at the Reader Services desk in the Bartle Library lobby.

Where are the Film Books Located?

Almost all of the books on film are located in the Fine Arts section of Bartle Library. Map here. The "Fine Arts" designation will be part of the call number for the book.