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Film: Research Tutorials

This subject guide is meant to provide means to find cinematic and media information.

Searchpath: Information Literacy Tutorial

Searchpath will help you learn to find and critically evaluate information sources. By increasing your information literacy skills, you can more effectively search, select, and evaluate those sources.

This tutorial, sponsored by Missouri State University Libraries, is a self-paced six module tutorial that allows hands-on exploration of resources. Each module includes a short quiz.

Downloading E-Books

Downloading EBSCO E-Books

A short video tutorial on how to download e-books off EBSCOhost.

Citation & Style Guides

Citation and Style Guides
This Subject Guide is arranged by citation style. Click on a tab to select the style you wish to use.

Citation Managers:
Disclaimer - These do not always produce perfect citations. Be sure to double-check with the actual style guide.

Finding Media

SWAN Catalog

Use SWAN to find films by subject, specific title, director, language and more!

Ways to narrow your search:


After your initial search, find the "Modify Search" tab at the top of the results page in the catalog.  This will bring you to a page with boxes that alow you to add limits to your initial search. 

You can also reach this page by selecting "Advanced Search" from the right side of the SWAN home page.

The "Add Limits" box allows you to choose a specific library, format or even language.  You can also limit your searches temporally by year of publication.  Try selecting DVD/Blu-ray to narrow your search.


Searchpath Tutorial

Find out more about SWAN and other library resources by taking our short, online tutorial.


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Springfield-Greene County Library District

Search the Catalog

Students living on campus and Greene county residents can use our local public library.  Click here to request an online card.  The Park Central Branch and the Midtown Carnegie Branch are the locations closest to the Springfield campus (You can take the Bear Line Shuttle's gold and maroon routes to the square downtown to get to the Park Central Branch).  If you can't find the media item in our library and need it quickly, the public library is a great place to check.


If you can't find the media item in our library and don't need it quickly, try using MOBIUS or Prospector.  Both are a consortium of libraries from the state of Missouri and Colorado, respectively.  The consortium’s purpose is to share library materials, information, and services using accessible, cost effective methods.  Items usually arrive within two weeks.

                                         

 

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Other Databases

SWAN Catalog Tutorial

TDNet Journal Tracker Tutorial

Interlibrary Loan Tutorial

MOBIUS Tutorial

Prospector