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Documentary Studies: Finding E-books

McFarlin Library's Ebooks

McFarlin Library provides you with access to a large number of ebook (electronic book) collections.  These include reference (quick information) books, classic literature, academic/scholarly publications, fiction, biographies, and more. 

Some ebooks are from free collections, such as Project Gutenberg or ManyBooks.  These are generally works in the public domain, usually published before about 1923, and have few if any restrictions on their use.

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Ebook Central


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e-Books about Film Studies

The following e-Books will be helpful in finding information about Film Studies.  

To check if McFarlin Library has these e-Books in our collection, and to find the link for the full text version of the e-book, please use the e-Book Collection search box on the right side of this page.  

  • Tracking Color in Cinema and Art: Philosophy and Aesthetics (2018)
  • Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema (2017)
  • The Body and the Screen: Female Subjectivity in Contemporary Women's Cinema (2017)
  • Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (2008)
  • Inventing Film Studies (2008)
  • Companion to Film Theory (2004)
  • Cracks in the Pedestal: Ideology and Gender in Hollywood (1998)
  • Transparency of Spectacle: Meditations on the Moving Image (1998)
  • After the Machine: Visual Arts and the Erasing of Cultural Boundaries (1995)
  • Cultures of Vision: Images, Media, and the Imaginary (1995)
  • Close Viewings; an Anthology of New Film Criticism