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Boatwright Memorial Library

FYS 100: Detectives in Fiction and Film (Cheever): Navigating the Library

Start Your Research

OneSearch is the library catalog, there you can search almost everything in the library at once- books, media, news sources, scholarly journals, and more.

Library databases are smaller collections of scholarly articles, news sources, images, media and more, which may be organized thematically on different topics.

Google Scholar - a resource for both scholarly and non-scholarly articles. If you are on campus, you will find links to scholarly articles in our databases.

Search Tips:

  • Brainstorm a few key words or phrases to help get you started. These could be authors, filmmakers, themes and topics, names of books or movies. Example: Carl Franklin and neo-noir
  • Decide what types of resources you are looking for (books, chapters, scholarly articles, news, etc.) and filters for time frame or subject.
  • Limit your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed work if desired using the filters.
  • Look at the library's other research guides on different topics and types of sources including film studies and literature.
  • If you can't find an article or book you need, check out our service called interlibrary loan - we can request materials from other libraries if we don't have them at UR.

Reference Sources & Bibliographies

Background information can help you get started if you don't know enough info on your topic. Look in Onesearch by typing in your search terms and filtering results by "reference entries".

Examples: film noir, detective films

Interdisciplinary Databases

Film & Literature Databases

Streaming Movies

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