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Film and Television 6A: History of the American Motion Picture

Off-Campus Access to E-resources

If you live off campus, make sure to set up the BOL Proxy Server or VPN client on your laptop or home computer! This will enable you do conduct research and access full-text articles, databases, and other resources from anywhere.

Basic Info


Welcome to the UCLA Library guide for Film and Television 6A. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, articles, reviews, and other information. Please use the tabs on this guide to find resources in different information categories.

Also remember that 6A has numerous books available on course reserve.

Do not search this guide with keywords from your topic. You must click on the resources first in order to conduct searches.

If you have any questions, please (1) visit a library research help desk (Arts, YRL, and Powell libraries are the most relevant for this class), (2) send a question via e-mail to the Arts Library, or (3) contact Film & Television Librarian Diana King for an appointment or e-mail reference.

Getting Started: History of the American Cinema Book Series

Not sure where to start? These links provide access to each volume of Charles Musser's History of the American Cinema, available online, which contains a wealth of information on decades of cinema history. The set is also available in a print edition at the Arts and Powell Libraries.

Want more starting places? Browse some of the reference books available at the Arts Library on early motion pictures, and those listed under Resources on Popular Topics for Paper 1 or Paper 2.

For use of the online version at home, make sure your computer is configured for off-campus access if you do not live on campus.

Contact Librarian

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Diana King
UCLA Arts Library