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Film Studies

Film Studies

See also: Drama Subject Librarian page

John Cremin

Subject Librarian - John Cremin

Office Location: Fourth Floor, Ussher Library

Telephone: +353 1 8962733


Department of Film Studies

School of Creative Arts formerly the School of Drama, Film and Music

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Most Useful Databases (provided by the Library)

FREE Databases


  • Guide to web resources in film studies from the University of Indiana
  • IFI Player: [Irish] home movies, newsreels, travelogues, animations, feature films, public information films and documentaries. Amateur and professional production.
  • IndieWire: Information and networking site for independent-minded filmmakers, the industry and moviegoers (launched July 1996).
  • IndieWire screenplays: IndieWire supplies a selection of screenplays each year which can be downloaded for free. This year's list includes "The Girl on the Train" by Erin Cressida Wilson, "Hail, Caesar!" (Joel and Ethan Coen) and "Sing Street", screenplay by John Carney (courtesy of The Weinstein Company). These scripts are for educational purposes only.
  • Irish Film & TV Research Online (School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin): A website designed to bring together the wide diversity of research material relating to Irish-made cinema and television as well as to Irish-themed audio-visual representations produced outside of Ireland. It incorporates three searchable databases:
    • Irish Film & Television Index;
    • Irish Film & Television Biographies; and
    • Irish Film & Television Bibliography;
    • and the Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, an annual conference of film studies' postgraduate students based in Ireland or engaged in researching Irish material elsewhere.

  • Khan Academy partner content: Pixar in a box: Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.

Find a book, thesis or journal title in the Library

Find online Articles and Databases in the Library system

Find films on DVD in the Library

  • What do we have? Read this article on the Library's DVD collection in TCD University Times 2016/2017.
  • Find a film. Search by title in Stella, Refine by (on the left hand side): Library Catalogue Only and Refine by: Format: DVD/Video.
  • Visit the shelves in the Ussher (1st floor, beside the Drama and Film Studies books, 790s section) where all the DVDs are held together.
  • If the DVD you want to watch can't be borrowed and you don't have a device with a suitable drive, there is a viewing room on the 2nd floor of the Ussher, called the Music Listening Room.

Please let the Subject Librarian know if TCD has access to other relevant databases and resources which are not being found using these searches.

Find a book, thesis or article NOT held in the Library of Trinity College Dublin

Plagiarism and Citation

Training Materials

Download presentations, training material, handouts.

Essential Library Skills for Film Studies (tailored for M.Phil. students, but of benefit to all)