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Film and Video Studies

This research guide contains recommended resources for Film and Video Studies (FAVS) majors and students beginning research on film and video topics.

Begin Your Research

Welcome to the Film and Videos Studies InfoGuide!

Whether you are conducting research for a paper or a film project, this guide contains everything you need to get started! Please flip through the following tabs to learn how to conduct library searches and find books, films, articles, and more.
  • Find Background Sources - Reference resources to locate background information on topics
  • Find Books - Mason and Washington Research Library Consortium catalogs 
  • Find Articles - Key databases containing academic journals, newspapers, and reviews for film and AV studies research
  • Find Scripts & Screenplays - Key databases and web resources for locating scripts, screenplays, & motion picture plays
  • Find Films and Videos​Mason's collection of DVDs, VHS, and Streaming Databases
  • Create Media - audio & images for creative use
  • View Media - View media in the library or at home.
  • Find Professional Organizations - Get information on local organizations with resources valuable to your career.
  • Write & Cite - Information on citation styles and Zotero
  • Get Help - Chat with a librarian or set up an appointment with the the Media, Film Studies and Dance Librarian.

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