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Japanese Film

This guide is suggested for students of JPN 2101 or those interested in Film.

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Mr. Smith goes to Tokyo
Multiple modernities : cinemas and popular media in transcultural East Asia
Cambridge History of Japan


  Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.

Examples of Library of Congress subjects:
"motion pictures" and Japan
"motion pictures" and Japan and criticism
National characteristics, Japanese
Asians in motion pictures

Examples of keyword searches:
japan and culture and (cinema or film or movies)
japan* and literature and (cinema or film or movies)

  WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.
WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

  Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image).

  E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.


  MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)

  Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)

  ProQuest Central

  Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)

  Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)


  Project Muse

  Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

 Reference Books

  Cambridge History of Japan Vol. 6: The Twentieth Century
"Volume 6 provides a general introduction to Japan's history during the first three quarters of the twentieth century, with emphasis on political, economic, social and intellectual trends."

  International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers
"Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists. Entries include a detailed essay written by an expert; biographies; filmographies; comprehensive credits; major awards; and updated bibliographies, as well as photographs. General and professional audiences."

  Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. 4 vols.
"This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history."
Ref PN1993.45 .G65 2007

  Encyclopedia of World Biography
Includes entries of approximately 7,000 biographies on notables from every part of the world and from all time periods.The Encyclopedia includes articles on Japanese directors such as Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu.

Main Stacks Books

Books available from the Library's collections

Motion Pictures Japan

Motion Pictures Aesthetics

Akira Kurosawa

Kenji Mizoguchi

Yasujiro Ozu

 Style Guides

  Online Writing Lab, Purdue University

  MLA Handbook for Writers of Reserach Papers

  Citing and Evaluating Research


MLA Citation Style Help [ppt]

sottigno Sue Ottignon
Research Support Librarian for Languages & Literatures
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 220

Susan Ottignon is the subject librarian for the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.

Japanese Fiction Writers Since World War II. Vol. 182
Classical Chinese Writers of the Pre-Tang Period.
Japanese Fiction Writers, 1868-1945


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