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Asian Film: Finding Books

A guide geared toward students in Asia 111, Asian Film.


Search It is the catalog of library holdings at WSU, as well as partner institutions in Washington, Oregon, and around the world.

Sample Library of Congress Subject Headings for Asian film:

  • Motion pictures - Social aspects - China.
  • Motion pictures - China.
  • Motion pictures - Taiwan.
  • Culture in motion pictures.
  • Motion pictures - Japan.
  • Motion pictures - Japan - History and criticism.
  • Motion pictures - Japanese.

Search It

Search It is a catalog that lists not only WSU material, but also books that may be available through Summit, and Interlibrary Loan.

In addition to books, you can search Search It for journal articles, internet resources, and media.When you log into your Search It account, you can save books, email citations to yourself, and create lists of resources that can be shared with others. Logging into Search It also streamlines the process of requesting books through Summit.

When searching Search It, you will be able to tell if a book is available from the WSU collection when you see a green dot and the following text is present: "Available at Holland/Terrell Libraries Stacks," such as in the example below!

"Film Studies: the basics", catalog information


When a book is not in our collection, you may see a yellow dot and the the text may read the following: 

Check Holdings

In this case, you may still be able to request the book through Summit by clicking on the tab that says "Availability and Request Options," and then on the link that reads "Request Summit Item (about 5 days)."

"Reinventing Film Studies", Request and Availability Options information


Summit refers to a group of libraries in Washington and Oregon that partner with WSU to share resources. Summit items take about 3-5 business days to arrive at WSU. After you click on the request link, you will be asked to select a pick-up location. You can pick Summit items up at any WSU campus library.

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