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Lemieux Library
Lemieux Library

Film Studies 3020 - Ben Schultz-Figueroa

Searching "Lantern" from the Digital Media Project

Finding historical primary documents

Searching a collection of newspapers or magazines:

Searching a single newspaper or magazine:

Streaming Film

Relevant Vocabulary

  • Photoplay
  • motion picture
  • motion photography
  • moving pictures
  • cinematograph
  • film
  • movies

Database tutorials and instructions

AM Explorer Support Videos: Getting Started and Browsing
JSTOR support for students: instructions and tips for searching and citation 
Chronicling America: FAQ and instructions
ProQuest basics: instructional video
Newsbank: instructional video 

Searching Techniques

Boolean Operators 
This handout by Prince George's Community College is a visual representation of how boolean operators work and how they can help narrow or broaden your results.


Using Different Type of Keywords 
When brainstorming more keywords try thinking of different types of keywords: narrower (for specific results), broader (general results), similar (synonyms), and related (information about related topics).