Are there scholarly articles on my film?
With so many films being produced all over the world, you may want to check and see if there has been any scholarly attention paid to the title before selecting a particular movie. One method for surveying the scholarly literature on a film is to do a Google Scholar search at scholar.google.com. For example, you could type in the title of your film using quotation marks, for example "Waltz with Bashir".
If your film is not as unique as this title and could be interprested as a subject not-related to film studies, (for example, "Wild Grass" may bring up articles related to agriculture and not film studies!), in which case you may have to add terms like "film," "motion picture," the country of production, or the name of the director or a main character to your search.
A word of caution however.....if you have been told to use scholarly articles, be aware that not all of the results in Google scholar will relate to peer reviewed sources. Google scholar will pick up scholarly books and book chapters, as well as working papers (that have not yet been published), theses, and dissertations. So, if you are looking for a journal article follow the link and be sure to evaluate your source!
This guide is a starting point for research in Film Studies.
More information on Film Studies at Washington State University is available through the College of Arts and Sciences.
To access information on journals, reference books, and websites related to this topic, please click on the appropriate tab at the top of this page.
Use WSU WorldCat for a general overview of available monographs, articles, Internet resources, and AV materials to inform your research.
For research assistance related to Film Studies, please contact Gabriella Reznowski.
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