This Fall 2022 Semester, the library is offering a new online OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial. The tutorial is available in our library catalog, in many of our library research guides, and on our library website.
Upon completion of the OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial, library patrons should be able to:
1. Find the OneSearch online library catalog.
2. Search for and locate books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more in the library's collection.
3. Request items from other LACCD libraries.
At the end of the tutorial, there is a short online quiz, which provides users feedback.
The Library's databases allow access to information that is not freely available on the internet, and sources that have been vetted for credibility. In addition to academic journals,databases can include newspapers, magazines, trade journals and other sources. Check with your professor about any source requirements before you begin your research.
The list below includes other web sites and library archives that may be helpful to your film research.
The Margaret Herrick Library is a world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and an industry. The library's holdings include manuscript and photograph inventories, and databases of production art, manuscripts, academy awards, and acceptance speeches.
The AFI Catalog contains detailed information on cast, crew, plot summaries, subjects, genres and historical notes are included for every feature-length film produced in America or financed by American production companies. The AFI catalog includes entries on nearly 60,000 American feature-length films and 17,000 short films produced from 1893-2011. It also includes AFI awards honorees from 2000 through 2014.
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition.
Spring 2024 In-Person Hours (Feb 6 - Jun 2)
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday and Holidays: Closed