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Film Studies: Library Materials

This guide highlights general film resources available at HKUST Library and on the Web. Resources on particular films, directors, actors/actresses will not be covered.

Classification System and Subject Headings

Classification System

In the Library collection, most materials on film are shelved in these Library of Congress call numbers:

PN1993-1999 Motion pictures

The Media Resources & Microforms on LG1 houses an extensive collection of award-winning feature films. Here is the HKUST classification for feature films:
PN1997.A12 English language drama
PN1997.A122 European language drama
PN1997.A123 Chinese language drama
PN1997.A124 Asian language drama
PN1997.A125 African language drama
PN1997.A13 English language comedy
PN1997.A132 European language comedy
PN1997.A133 Chinese language comedy
PN1997.A134 Asian language comedy
PN1997.A15 Science fiction
PN1997.A152 European language science fiction
PN1997.A16 Musicals
PN1997.A162 European language musicals
PN1997.A17 Animation
PN1997.A174 Asian language animation

Subject Headings

In the HKUST PowerSearch, use the following suggested subject terms to search for resources:

Feature films
Film adaptation
Film criticism
Motion pictures
Motion picture actors and actresses
Motion picture industry

Film genres:

Action and adventure films
Animated films
Biographical films
Comedy films
Documentary films
Experimental films
Fantasy films
Film noir
Historical films
Horror films
Martial arts films
Musical films
Science fiction films
Silent films


Works on individuals:

Type name, with surname first, e.g.,
Hitchcock, Alfred
Kurosawa, Akira
Wong, Kar-wai

To locate periodicals in all Formats (Print, Electronic, Microform)
Library Home Page -> Library Catalog -> Subject -> Motion pictures periodicals | Motion pictures china periodicals | Experimental films periodicals |

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