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Explore the Library print and eBook collection.

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Explore journal and magazine collections through databases and online.

Film & Visual Resources
Access visual and commercial media resources, such as sound effects, streaming films and still images.

Finding Print Books

Look for the symbols below to find books in the Library on Film


Film books start at 791.43 on the first floor of the Library.
VFX can be found within the film section at 791.4302
Animation starts at 791.434
Computer games can be found at 006.648 

If you want to know more about the numbering system, check the Finding Print Books tab in the Searching Books & eBooks box.

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Some books are only available as eBooks. To find eBooks, search the collections below or use Library Search Plus.

When searching for print books in the Library, the following numbers can be helpful in locating particular subject areas. 

006.648 Computer Games 791.43094 European Film
791.4301 Film Theory/Criticism 791.430951> National Film
791.4302 Special Effects 791.432 Screenwriting
791.43023 Film Making/Directing 791.434 Animation
791.43024 Sound in Film 791.436 Film Adaptation
791.43025 Production Design 791.43601 Experimental Film (also see Art Film 709.2)
791.43028 Actors/Film 791.43611> Genres
791.4304 Cinematography 791.43651> Gender and Sexuality
791.4305 Editing 791.43655 Documentary
791.43068 Producing/Budgets 791.43658 War Film / Nationalism
791.430688 Marketing 791.43692 Children Film
791.43082 Feminist Film 791.437 Film Scripts
791.43089 Black Film 791.4372 Making of and analysis of individual films
791.4309 Film History

All book spines are labelled with a decimal number corresponding to a particular subject. The numbers increase gradually when moving from book to book from left to right along each shelf.

The number is followed by 3 letters, usually corresponding to the first three letters within the authors surname (791.4301 MUL for Laura Mulvey). The three letters within the 791.437 section correspond to the film title. (791.437 GUA for Guardians of the Galaxy)

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