Monday, February 9, 2009

SoA Research -- Workshop

SoA Research
February 11 or February 18
2 p.m.
306 Butler Library

Do you want to find plays, screenplays, journal articles, images, movies, reviews, or biographies? Would you like to read a screenplay -- online? Are you interested in early cinema history? Do you need to find information about how people dressed in 19th century New York City? Are you looking for a book on design? Would you like to search Google more effectively?

If the answer is yes, please attend one of these informal, two-hour hands-on sessions. We will review a wide range of resources with a special focus on film and performing arts related materials.

Seats are limited -- please RSVP by sending email to

Featured Resource

History of the American Cinema, is now available electronically through the Gale Virtual Reference Collection. This essential resource, also available in print, documents American film history decade by decade currently through the 1980s.

In addition, Gale Virtual Reference includes The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the Past, International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakres, Movies Made for Television: 1964-2004, and Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film.

Link to Gale Virtual Reference

Featured DVD of the Week

Recently added to the Butler Media Collection, the beautifully crafted box set entitled Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films. This set was created in celebration of Janus Films and fifty years as the preeminent U.S. distributor of foreign and classic films.

Butler Media Collection

Featured Resource

In microfilm, Cinema Pressbooks provide a unique source for production histories from the original studio collections of United Artists (1919-1949), Warner Brothers (1922-1949), and Monogram Pictures (1937-1946).

Located in the Periodical and Microfilm Reading Room
Butler Library Room 401

Featured Resource

The Griffith Project, begun in 1996, is now complete at 12 print volumes. This work documents with commentary more than six hundred films directed, written, produced and supervised by D.W. Griffith. The authors are specialists and scholars of silent cinema.

Available from Butler Library
PN1998.3.G76 G76 1999