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Film Studies for Continuing Education: Finding books

A guide to resources for Film Studies

Purchase suggestions

If you would like to recommend an item for purchase by the Library, please fill in a Recommend a book form.

Please note that it may not be possible to purchase all recommendations, depending on availability and cost.

How to find books on SOLO

You can locate books (both print and electronic) held in Oxford University libraries by looking them up on SOLO, Oxford libraries' catalogue,  at  

You can use the search box on the left to get started, or follow the link above

Are you looking for a specific book?

Enter the author's surname and a few significant words from the title. Leave out words like 'the', 'an', 'of' etc

Are you only interested in books held by the Rewley House Continuing Education Library?

On the main SOLO search screen, click 'Search Everything' and select 'Continuing Education Library' from the dropdown box.

For more information on searching for film resources on SOLO, and a guide to the classification system used for Film Studies in most other Oxford University libraries, please see the Finding Film Studies Material Guide

For more information on searching SOLO, see the SOLO Guide

Searching beyond Oxford?

There may be times when you wish to consult library catalogues beyond Oxford University. This may be because:

  • You need to conduct a thorough literature review
  • You wish to know if an item is available in a library nearer to home
  • You would like to know if an item is available in the public library system

The following links may be useful (note that finding an item does not guarantee you access to the library holding it):

Other Oxford Libraries

Students on award-bearing courses have access to other libraries. The following libraries have relevant books on Film Studies and a vast collection of films on DVD format:

Scan and Deliver

Scan and Deliver is a service offered by the Bodleian Libraries, which may be particularly useful for distance learning students.

Readers wishing to consult items held in closed storage can request electronic scans of sections of material (e.g book chapters or journal articles) to be delivered by email.

The service is available to all University card and Bodleian card holders. Restrictions and charges apply. Further information can be found here.