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Film Studies


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 to the left of this page.

Use Search It, the WSU Libraries catalog for a general overview of available books, articles, and media materials on your topic. 

For research assistance related to Film Studies, please contact Erin Hvizdak (

Accessing Print and Electronic Materials

Print books can be obtained several ways: by coming into the library, requesting a contactless locker pick-up, or having a book mailed to you. For information on all of these options, please click on the "How Do I" link below.

Many eBooks in our collection can be accessed online from anywhere, using your WSU NetID and password. Some of these books have unlimited licenses, meaning that they may be viewed and checked out by any number of users, and some are more restricted. To read a full book offline, you must download certain software that allows you to "check it out" for a certain period of time. However, you may read the full book online without technically checking it out. In some cases, you can download a chapter or a certain percentage of the book as a PDF to keep forever. See the links below for information.

If we do not have access to a book or article, we can order it from another library for free! Please see the instructions for ordering via Summit (books) and Interlibrary Loan (books, articles, and more) in the How Do I link below, or contact me (Erin Hvizdak) with questions.

WSU Libraries holds licenses to numerous streaming videos. For more information on accessing these, and on finding other films online, click on the Finding Films tab on the left.

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