This guide provides Tom Eiland's ENGL 291 students information and strategies for accessing primary and secondary sources in order to effectively research a film. Ideally, this guide is used as a companion to the in-person ENGL 291 library orientation taught by a librarian.
Guide users come to a writing task with a wide range of library research experience. For some, this is your first research paper at Citrus, this may even be your first college class. For others the research process may be familiar but our library resources and search strategies may be new to you. For those repeating this course, keep an eye out for new resources and tips.
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"Scholarly or focused critical writing about particular films--both current and historical--can be found in an amazingly wide variety of sources, including film journals, and publications devoted to theater, history, literature, women's studies, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.
Critical/analytic film articles tend to be more academic and substantive than reviews. These articles often discuss particular films in broad social, political, and historical context. Many times the focus of these articles is on a fairly specific aspect of a film or a film genre." (Source: Film Studies: UC Berkeley)
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