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FREN 388 The History of French Cinema I: Searching

Searching the Catalog for Films


  1. Using the Advanced Search option in the library Catalog.
  2. On the right side of the screen under the Optional Search limits change Location to Media & Design Center
  3. Use the Language Dropdown box to narrow search for items in desired language
  4. Under Format Select Videos and DVDs from the dropdown
  5. Now can search using Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, Release Year....
  6. Streaming materials can also be found the same way and will appear in your results when they meet the search requirements.

Relevant Searches


When you find a really on target resource, you may want to look at the record to locate other helpful titles with the same subject headings or authors, or within the same call number range.

Below are some suggested searches. Note that as you type in author, titles, etc., in the catalog that suggestions will be available for you to select.

Author: Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979

Subject: Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979

Title: chien andalou

Keyword: french cinema history

Subject: Experimental films -- France

Subject: Motion pictures -- Dictionaries

Subject: Motion pictures -- France -- Dictionaries

Subject: Motion pictures -- France -- History.

Subject: New wave films -- France -- History


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