TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

HIST 132 & 133  - World Civilizations - Film & History

Background information on the portrayal of history through film:

The library has many books dealing with the portrayal of historical events or figures through films. Some examples include:

  • The Columbia Companion to American History on Film. - General Collection PN1995.9 U64 C65 2000
  • Past Imperfect: History according to Hollywood - General Collection  PN 1995.9 H5 P37 1996
  • Screening the Past: Film and the Representation of History - General Collection PN1995.2 S38 1998

Most can be found by searching our catalog by these subject headings:

Historical films -- History and criticism.

Motion pictures and history.

Finding Films:

Pickler Library -Use the Movies tab on the library home page

Historical Movies in Chronological Order by Patrick L. Cooney.

List of historical drama films - Wikipeda

Finding Film reviews, production information etc...

IMDB - Internet Movie Database

Reviews@Rotten Tomatoes

Academic Search Elite - Reviews in newspapers and magazines like Time & Newsweek.

LexisNexis Academic - for Newspapers

New York Times Film Reviews - Reference PN1995. N4 (1913-2000)

The Film Encyclopedia - reference PN1993.45 .K34 1994

Finding historical information:

Encyclopedias and other Reference sources:
Credo Reference - Database of over 360 encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Hutchinson Chronology of World History ( Part of Credo Reference)

Library Catalog - to search for books on a your history topic

Magazine & journal articles:
Academic Search Elite

More databases on the Subject guide for History

Web sites:
International World History Project

History On-Line by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR).





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