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Film & Television Studies: Finding Books

Provides an overview of resources available at Fordham University Libraries on Film & Television Studies.

The Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

► The Library Catalog search is the most efficiently way to find books (print & electronic) that Fordham definitively owns. 

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog.

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page

► OneSearch aggregates books Fordham owns plus some articles from databases. It also includes bibliographic records for content that Fordham does not own.

Additional Tips:

  • Open  tutorials in YouTube and select this icon Full screen icon to expand to full screen mode.
  • To locate books in Walsh Library, click the Map it! icon to see where an item is located in the building.

Map it! icon

  • Use this handout for assistance learning to read Library of Congress call numbers.

Book Searching Tips

StarsThe library catalog is the most direct way to search for books that Fordham owns.

  • When you find a book that looks interesting, click on the catalog record to see associated Library of Congress Subject Headings. Clicking on the subject heading links can help you find similar books.

Catalog record from library catalog with subject terms highlighted

Searching WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch

Find items outside of Fordham with WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch, a platform searching across the largest network of library collections around the world.

Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing books or accessing articles that are not available at any of the Fordham University Libraries requires assistance from Interlibrary Loan.

Requesting Book Chapters & Print Journal Articles

Reference & Instruction Department

Reference & Instruction Department
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