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Introduction to Documentary Film: Getting Started


This guide lists selected library resources to introduce you to documentary film.There's lots more where this came from!  If you don't find what you need here, e-mail me or Ask a Librarian.

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Basic Library Tools

  • Catalog - find resources (other than journal articles) at all Duke Libraries

  • Films on Reserve - give call number to staff at Lilly main desk; view in building

  • Articles - find full-text online from thousands of individual e-journals OR go to QuickSearch tab to search across hundreds of journals and book chapters at the same time

  • Search TRLN - find and request items at UNC-CH, NCSU, NCCU

  • Document delivery - borrow a book from another library in the TRLN network or across the country

  • Citing sources - find out how to cite a book or article in your paper and earn how to use a tool that will create citations for you, like Refworks

Subject Guide

Danette Pachtner
My location:
Lilly Library
Room 108
East Campus
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Gilbert-Addoms 1-2 Residence Hall Librarian
Film, Video & Digital Media, Women's Studies