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Cinema Studies: Resources for Cinema Studies Professors

Resources for searching for scholarly information in all areas of cinema.

Resources for Cinema Studies Professors at UT

Request Materials

Print or e-books 

Use this form to recommend or request print or e-books. Sign in with your NetID. Select "Cinema Studies" as your department, and the request will come straight to me, your subject librarian. If the item is for a specific course, please include the course name and number on the form.

DVD or Streaming Video 

Use this googleform to request videos on DVD, Blu-Ray, digital site license (DSL), or streaming media. Please include your format preference, and duration of the license if it's streaming video.


Please email me if you are interested in a database that we don't currently have. 

Most publishers offer a free trial for a limited period, usually 2-3 months. During the trial, we ask that you, other faculty, and students provide feedback. This is then shared with the Collections Committee and helps inform their decision-making on whether to purchase or subscribe to the database.


Please contact me directly if you have a suggestion for a journal - print or online - that we should consider for the collections

Instruction, consultation, guest lectures, film projection

Instruction - I am available for class visits - in person or online - to talk with students about library resources for cinema studies, and to give guidance on search strategies and other information needs. I love meeting with students in the classroom as it makes it easier for them to contact me for individual research help if they need it later. 

Consultation - I am happy to meet with you one-on-one to help support your research needs, or to discuss new materials for our collection.

Guest lectures - My areas of expertise are amateur and non-theatrical film, film archives and preservation, early color processes, and film-related technology. I always bring lots of artifacts to make for an engaging hands-on experience!

Film projection - I am an experienced film archivist and small gauge film projectionist. I especially enjoy projecting film for students who have rarely or never experienced it.

Other Resources

Resource Sharing, formerly known as Interlibrary Loans. Requests can be made here.

Digital Media Services provides a digitizing and media hosting service, which includes digitizing DVD/Blu-rays from the Libraries' collection and text scanning. Fill out the Media Digitizing Request Form on their website.

Room Reservations at UT can be made using 25Live.

Your Cinema Studies Librarian

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Louisa Trott
Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd
TN 37996
Subjects: Art, Cinema Studies, Theatre

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