Finding Feature Films in the Collection

If you want to know what films by a particular director are in the collection.

  • Author search (e.g., Hitchcock, Alfred, Kiarostami, A)

If you want to know if we have a particular film.

  1. Title Search (e.g., Taste of Cherry, His Girl Friday)

If you are unsure of the exact title.

  • Keyword: Searches multiple words as "exact phrase". The order in which you enter words into the search box is important. Use operators: AND, OR, AND NOT. (e.g., s:motion pictures, spanish AND NOT Cuba)
  • Proximity: Use NEAR to specify words close to each other, in any order. Use WITHIN # to specify words within a set range of each other. Symbol # may stand for any number. (e.g., Taste NEAR Cherry)
  • Fields: (author) a:, (title) t: , (subject) s: , (additional keyword) n: (e.g., s:feature films n:16th century n:women)

If you want to know ALL the feature films in the collection.

  • Form/Genre Search (e.g., Feature Films)

If you want all the Latin American or African feature films in the collection.

  • Form/Genre Search (e.g., Feature Films--Latin America or Feature Films--Africa)

If you want to know what films from a particular country are in the collection

  • Form/Genre Search (e.g., Feature Films--France)

If you want film in a particular language.

  • Form/Genre Search (e.g., Motion Pictures--French)

If you do not find the foreign film you are looking for using the above searches. Try a form/genere search and then limit by language.

  • Form/Genre Search (e.g., Feature Films) then Limit by Language - Dutch. The languages are listed for you when you do a Roger search and then limit by language.

If you want to know all the Silent Films in the collection.

  • Form/Genre Search (e.g., Silent Films [ALL silent films], or Silent Films -- "country" [silent film from that particular country.])

For Experimental Films.

  • Form/Genre Search (e.g., Experimental Films [all], or Experimental Films -- "country" [experimental films from that particular country])