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The Golden Age of Hollywood: 1930s - 1940s

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Locating Relevant Books

Bibliographies & Indexes
Frequently Cited Works
General Databases
Genre Sources
Guides & Encyclopedias
Journals & Magazines
Locating Relevant Books
Major Films & Names


Browsing areas
It may be useful to simply browse the library shelves for relevant materials. The following call number ranges contain materials related to film and the Golden Age of Hollywood.

  • F 869-870 – California (Davis Library 4th floor)
  • PN 1993-1999 – Motion pictures (Davis Library 7th floor)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
The following is a suggested list of Library of Congress subject headings pertaining to film. You may find books and other materials under these subject headings by performing a subject search in the UNC library catalog. In addition, it may be helpful to perform a keyword search to locate books and other materials on a particular actor, director, film title, or studio.
  • Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
  • Feature films
  • Film noir - History and criticism
  • Film noir - United States - History and criticism
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History
  • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry - California - Hollywood (Los Angeles)
  • Motion picture industry - California - Hollywood (Los Angeles) - History
  • Motion picture industry - California - Los Angeles - History
  • Motion picture industry - United States
  • Motion picture industry - United States - History
  • Motion picture music
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures - California - Los Angeles - Biography
  • Motion pictures - History
  • Motion pictures - Plots, themes, etc.
  • Motion pictures - Reviews
  • Motion pictures - United States
  • Motion pictures - United States - History
  • Musical films
  • Musical films - United States - History and criticism
  • Western films - History and criticism
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School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by April Edlin
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Page created: November 20, 2003 / Last updated: December 11, 2003