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Film Studies 3020 - Ben Schultz-Figueroa

Finding primary documents in historical newspapers and magazines

Searching a collection of newspapers or magazines:

Searching a single newspaper or magazine:

Searching "Lantern" from the Digital Media Project

Relevant Vocabulary

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

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).