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Library Subject Guides

Cinema Studies: Finding Cinema books

Created for the students and staff of Cinema Studies

Finding books

Books on film and cinema are classified at PN 1993-1999 and shelved in the Central Library on Level 4. Reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.) on these subjects are intershelved with the other borrowable books.

The Library of Congress classification system is used to organize the books. Each Library book has a call number showing where it is located, which can be found on its catalogue record.

Textbooks and recommended readings for particular courses are placed on High Demand by lecturers and located in the Self-Loan Area on Level 2. To see the list for a particular course, type the course code into the catalogue Course code search box, or refer to the course page in Learn.

Guide to classifications for Film/Cinema

PN 1993

Motion pictures. Film. Cinema (Level 4)

PN 1993.45 Dictionaries
PN 1993.5 History of film
PN 1993.5 .A1 General works
PN 1993.5 .A3-.Z By region or country
PN 1993.5 .F7 France
PN 1993.5 .N5 New Zealand
PN 1993.5 .U6 United States
PN 1993.5 .U65 Hollywood
PN 1993.7-.8 Study and teaching
PN 1994 General works on film
PN 1995 General special, incl. criticism, aesthetics, etc.
PN 1995.2 Relation to history
PN 1995.3 Relation to literature
PN 1995.6 Censorship
PN 1995.7 Picture and sound. Talking pictures
PN 1995.75 Silent films
PN 1995.9 Genres & other special topics, A-Z
PN 1995.9 .C55 Comedy
PN 1995.9 .D4 Detective and mystery films
PN 1995.9 .D6 Documentary films
PN 1995.9 .E96 Experimental films
PN 1995.9 .F54 Film noir
PN 1995.9 .H6 Horror
PN 1995.9 .M86 Musicals
PN 1995.9 .P7 Production and direction
PN 1995.9 .R63 Road movies
PN 1995.9 .S26 Science fiction
PN 1995.9 .S6 Social aspects
PN 1995.9 .W6 Women
PN 1996 Film authorship, scenario writing, etc.
PN 1997-1997.85 Plays, scenarios, etc.
PN 1997 .A1 Collections
PN 1997 .A2-.Z8 Individual films, by title, A-Z
PN 1997.85 Film and video adaptations
PN 1998 .A1 Directories (miscellaneous)
PN 1998 .A2 Biography - collective (see also: PN 1998.2)
PN 1998 .A3 Individual directors, A-Z (see also: PN 1998.3)
PN 1998.2 Collective biography (see also: PN 1998 .A2)
PN 1998.3 Individual directors, A-Z (see also: PN 1998 .A3)
PN 1999 Special corporations, A-Z

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Browse the catalogue

To browse titles by subject in the catalogue, click a classification link in the Guide (below), or use the Call Number (LC) index. Eg., PN 1993.5 .N5 = New Zealand film.

NB: To retrieve records for e-books along with print resources, use the Keyword catalogue indexes or Multisearch.