The Great American Movie Project



General books of the decades that will be especially helpful:


The American Decades set REF 973.92 AME (can also be accessed through Student Resource Center)
Day by Day set REF 909.82 AVA

American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade REF 973 AME
Bowling, Beatniks and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of the 20th Century REF 306.0973 BOW
20th Century Pop Culture set 973.9 EPS

Life in the United States 1960-1990 973.92 MAR
Violence in America set REF 303.6 VIO

Various movie and film books (on cart)

Use the online catalog to search for specific topics and browse the shelves in the area of 973 for the history of the period or 791.43 for film.  Don't forget the reference collection with the same numbers. 

E-books are valuable and are accessible through the library homepage.  There are two collections:  Gale Virtual Reference Library and e-brary.  Begin by using "American Film" as a search term in e-brary.  Find the Columbia Guide to American History on Film here.  Although they are considered books, they are cited differently than print.


  Database sources:

Databases that are best for this assignment:

Student Resource Center in Context

U.S. History in Context


E-Book Collection

General Decade Portals

American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century
Yahoo! Twentieth Century
Famous Trials
Chronicle of 1900-2000
History Channel: This Day in History
History Central: Major Events of the 20th Century (for national and international news)
Multnomah Homework Center: American History
AnyDay Today in History
Timelines of the Twentieth Century
Dress of the Year
Sports History
The greatest films

 General Film Portals

Movie Review Query Engine

Rotten Tomatoes

Yahoo Film Directory

Turner Classic Movies


Internet Movie Database

All time box office top 100 

Film history by decades

Hollywood as History

History Through Film

Guide to Film Sites on the Word - Digital History



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