Skip to main content
Library Research Guides

Film & Video Studies / Screen Arts & Cultures

Selected resources useful for conducting research on moving image media of all kinds, including cinema (popular movies, documentaries, animation, etc.), television, and digital media (video games, etc.).

Databases containing full text film scripts and books about film that you can search and read online

American Film Scripts Online Searchable full text of 776 scripts by 856 writers together with detailed information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. Includes scripts of selected films released from 1903 to the present (and some that were never released) by screenwriters including Altman, Capra, Chayefsky, Comden & Green, Cronenberg, Griffith, Hecht, Huston, Kanin, Kasdan, Lardner, Mamet, Mankiewicz, Mazursky, Schrader, Trumbo, Van Sant, Wilder, etc.
NetLibrary E-Book Collection A collection of over 20,000 electronic books on all topics shared statewide, including a number of books related to film and video studies. These are digitized versions of books published in print since 1998 by a variety of publishers, both commercial and academic. Search feature allows you to quickly locate key words or phrases anywhere they occur in a book.
Each book page must be viewed and printed separately.