Books

  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 (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries 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)
Provides citations, abstracts, and full-text, when available, of dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present.

  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.

 Articles

  MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)

  Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)

  ProQuest Central

  Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)

  Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)

  JSTOR

  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."

  Japanese Movies: International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers
Subject specific within the International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers.
comprehensive 4-vol. resource provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers - See more at: http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do;jsessionid=86F0B99CDE58A6E09D8D6FF8D8FE62EB?N=197+4294893178&Ntk=P_EPI&Ntt=122988236810624893334070828372104932728&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&showMoreIds=6#sthash.1oVh1n8o.dpuf
comprehensive 4-vol. resource provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers - See more at: http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do;jsessionid=86F0B99CDE58A6E09D8D6FF8D8FE62EB?N=197+4294893178&Ntk=P_EPI&Ntt=122988236810624893334070828372104932728&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&showMoreIds=6#sthash.1oVh1n8o.dpuf


  Chinese Movies: International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers
Subject specific within the International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers.

  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."
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.

Books, Articles and More

Books, available from the Library's collection, and selection of articles.

Motion Pictures Japan

Motion Pictures Aesthetics

Akira Kurosawa

Kenji Mizoguchi

Yasujiro Ozu

 Style Guides

  MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

  MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition

  Citing and Evaluating Research

Assistance

MLA Citation Style Help [ppt]