Film Studies/Media Studies

This guide is designed to help Film Studies students in the English Department, as well as Media Studies students in the Communication Department.

Call Numbers for Film Books

Wayne State University Libraries have many books relevant to the study of Film Studies.  Much of the Film Studies book collection is located at Purdy Kresge Library.

There are several Call Number ranges that cover the area of Film Studies. Some of the most popular ones are below.

Motion Pictures      PN 1993 - PN 1999
Broad coverage of the area, as well as individual motion pictures and directors, criticism and analysis, how-to etc.

Cinematography   TR 847-899
All things technical, including photography, editing including how-to books on using various software packages.

Visual Anthropology GN 347
A different look at film including  production, artifacts and effect on audiences.

Call Numbers for Books on Media Studies

Library of Congress call numbers

P87-96: Communication and Mass Media

PN1990-1992: Broadcasting, Non-broadcast video media

PN1993-1999: Motion pictures

PN4699-5650: Journalism

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eBooks and Print Books

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Film: Theory and Philosophy

Film: Criticism and Interpretation

Reference Books, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks

Reference Works