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  CINEMA & MEDIA STUDIES: Find Books & Media

Borrowing from Elsewhere

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Can't find what you're looking for at Wellesley?

Use WorldCat Discovery to search and request directly from libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan.

Questions? Interlibrary Loan Guide

Book Locations and Maps

Quick Guide to Clapp Library Locations

Call # / Location  
Books & Videos A-DZ
Knapp Multimedia Ctr
Computer Classroom
First Floor

Computing Help Desk
Research Help Desk
Reference Books
Science Collection

Second Floor
Books & Videos E-PM
Third Floor
Books & Videos PN-Z
Special Collections
Book Arts Lab
Fourth Floor


How to find items by call number

Clapp Library Floor Plans

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Search the Library Catalog

Catalog search tips

Search for specific films by title

To find films by director, do an author search

To find material about a director, try a subject search

Limit your search to Videos & DVDs to find both streaming videos and DVDs.

Select "Subject" from the library catalog's drop-down menu and search for "Motion Pictures," which is the official Library of Congress subject heading for film/ cinema.

Use and to combine terms in your search | hitchcock and women

Use or to expand results | filmmaker or director

Use * to find variant endings, or as a wild card | wom*n   theat*

Use " " to search words as a phrase | "cinéma verité"

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Karen Storz
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Research & Instruction Librarian
Office: Clapp Library 218B

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For more information about the Library's collections, contact the subject specialist for your discipline.