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TCM230 Motion Picture Directing


Welcome to your library guide for TCM230. 

This guide will help guide you to sources, articles, images, and videos for your Motion Picture Directing Course.

If you need additional help the SCC Librarians are always happy to help you with your research. If you are not on campus or the library is closed you can get help 24/7 through our Ask A Librarian service. 

Search Tips

You can find different types of article in the library's databases. 

What is a library database?

A library database is a collection of different sources such as magazine articles, journal articles, newspapers, ebooks, streaming videos, images, book reviews, and more.  You can find all these sources by searching with keywords.  If you are off campus, you will be prompted to login to the databases with your MEID and password.

Search Tips

Type specific keywords or short phrases into the database search box rather than full sentences or questions.  Use AND to connect 2 or more different key concepts. Use quotations around exact phrases.

  • Search example: cinematography AND "Seven Samurai"

  • Search example: Viking AND weapons OR war

Brainstorm a few different keywords that relate to the topic you are researching.  Use OR to connect 2 or more synonyms or related terms.  Try a few searches with different keywords to get different results.

  • Brainstorm synonyms: movie, film, cinema, documentary

  • Search example: "The Darjeeling Limited" AND (film OR movie)  AND reviews