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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

Suggest a purchase - print, e-books, media

Use this Purchase Request form to recommend or request print and e-books. Sign in with your NetID. Select "Cinema" as your department, and the request will come straight to me, your subject librarian. 

Steaming media/DVDs - Beginning November 2023, use the this form to request audiovisual materials for use in the classroom. In the Course Name/Number and Description fields, please be clear that your request is for Cinema Studies because the Department field (which auto-populates based on your NetID login) may not make this apparent. The request will be shared with DMS and the Libraries as part of a joint ticketing system. If the movie is not already licensed by the Libraries, we will investigate further streaming and DVD/Blu-ray options. If no streaming option is available, the library will purchase the DVD/Blu-ray and DMS should (in most cases) be able to host the library-owned DVD/Blu-ray for use in a specific class. 

If you would like to suggest a purchase for the library's collections in general, please contact me directly or submit a request through Kanopy or Swank/Digital Campus. 


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.

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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