Reference works are a good source to go to find out background information on a topic or to look up a quick fact. This page will combine both online and print reference works. Most of the print reference works will be located on the lower floor of King Library, in the Instructional Media Center (IMC).
Print reference books related to the study of Film Studies are on the ground floor of King, the in IMC.
Here are a couple of basic titles that you might find helpful:
Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts by Susan Hayward. PN1993.45 .H36 2000
Cinema: Year by Year, 1894-2003 ed. by Robyn Karney. PN1993.5.A1 C566 2003
Dictionary of Film Finance and Distribution: A Guide for Independent Filmmakers by John W. Cones. PN1993.5.A1 C642 2008
Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers ed. by Yvonne Tasker. PN1998.2 .F53 2002
Multicultural Films: A Reference Guide by Janice R. Welsch and J.Q. Adams. PN1995.9.M56 W45 2005
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson. PN1998.2 .T49 2004
The Rough Guide to Film by Richard Armstrong. PN1998.2 .R66 2007