UW Libraries Search is your starting point for finding books at the UW Libraries. In addition UW Libraries Search also includes citations to articles (often linked to fulltext). Use the options on the "Refine My Results" toolbar on the left of your search results screen. You can use these refinements to filter your results to books, by language, by library location, etc.
Libraries use official terminology (subject headings) created by the Library of Congress (LC) to categorize books by subject. You may want to use subject headings when ordinary keyword searching finds too many irrelevant results. Here are some examples that may be useful when searching for books related to cinema studies. You can also search for the film names or personal names (of directors, actors, etc.) to find books on specific films or people.
motion pictures china
motion picture industry
motion picture industry india
motion picture plays
motion picture music
motion picture producers and directors
motion pictures reviews
african americans in motion pictures
women in motion pictures
horror films japan
If you can't find the books you need at the UW or through our Summit partner libraries (Summit material can be found in UW Libraries Search), use the following catalogs. Books not available at the UW can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.