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Library Resources for Research
Explore Your Topic

Search for background information on your topic in CREDO Reference

Find and View DVDs and Video
All videos and DVDs are kept behind the Circulation Desk on 1st Floor; ask for them by call number and make note if the item is VHS or DVD. Streaming video is also available to watch on your computer via the library search below or by searching Films on Demand.

Search for Films and Movies at the Miller Center Library


Films on Demand Restricted Resource database Resource contains video
Search for online educational videos from multiple disciplines and subject areas.
Find Articles and Film Reviews
The following databases search current and historical periodicals (journals, magazines, and newspapers). To find articles and film reviews, search by general topic, film, cinematographer, director, writer, performer, etc. You can also limit by date.

Start here:

Search for articles
Limit Your Results

For film and performance reviews, try these, too:

Tip: Add "review" and/or "film" as keywords

Search for Books in the Miller Center Library

Books on Film Studies are in the Miller Center Basement and have call numbers beginning with PN1992-PN1999.

All videos and DVDs are kept behind the Circulation Desk on 1st floor; ask for them by call number and format (VHS or DVD).


Ask a Librarian
Reference Desk: (320) 308-4755
Miller Center 1st Floor W
  • Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Subject Specialist
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Melissa Prescott
Professor, Diversity and Inclusion Librarian
MC 204E
(320) 308-4751

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  • Using AND focuses or limits your search (you get fewer results). Using OR broadens or expands your search (you get more results).
  • Use * to search for different word endings (child* searches child, child's, children, children's but also childbirth) and plurals.
  • Use quotation marks around phrases.
  • Try the Advanced Search. Change the "field" you are search using the pull down menu (for example, search for keywords only in the "Title" of an article).
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