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Film Studies

The Film program includes filmmaking (writing, directing, shooting, and editing) as well as the study of the history of film

Library of Congress Subject Headings

All books and audio-visual materials in the library are given at least one authorized Library of Congress Subject Heading. Some examples of subject headings relevant to film studies are listed below.  Click on these headings to go to a list in the library's catalogue:


Digital video

Documentary films -- Production and direction

Motion picture acting

Motion picture authorship

Motion picture plays -- Technique

Motion pictures -- Aesthetics

Motion pictures -- Dictionaries

Motion pictures -- Editing

Motion pictures -- History

Motion pictures -- Production and direction

Motion pictures - Reviews

Television - Broadcasting

Video recordings -- Production and direction


Browsing the Shelves with Library of Congress Classification Numbers

You can browse the shelves for books about Film Studies at

  • PN1993-1999

For a good explanation of how the Classification scheme works, check out the Library's YouTube video, Understanding the Library of Congress Classification System.

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