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Film and Media Studies 220: Digital Storytelling for Education and Advocacy

Bridge²: St. Olaf & Carleton Libraries Catalog

To identify books, films, and other materials owned by St. Olaf and Carleton, consult Bridge², our shared library catalog:  

Items housed at Carleton may be requested through the Bridge² Catalog by clicking on the NOT CHECKD OUT | Request button. Items are usually available for pick-up within 24 hours of your request. You will receive an email when the item arrives.

Searching for Books in Bridge²

Getting Started

The Advanced Search interface in Bridge² gives you many more options for creating a precise search. You can limit your results to a particular format (book, CD, DVD, etc.), language, or range of publication years.

Search Tips

Use a keyword (also known as "All Fields") search if you aren't looking for a specific book, or if you wish to combine multiple ideas.

  • refugees and policy

Use an asterisk (*) to search for various endings of a word.

  • cinema* will find cinema, cinemas, cinematic, cinematographic, cinematography, etc.

Use "quotation marks" around words that you want to keep together as a phrase.

  • "French New Wave" and "auteur theory"

Subject Headings

Skim the list of search results. Once you find a book that seems relevant to your topic, click on its title. You'll see the catalog record that lists information about the book, including subject headings. Every book in Bridge² is assigned subject headings. They will look like this:

  • New wave films.
  • New wave films > France.
  • New wave films > Taiwan > History and criticism.
  • Hitchock, Alfred > 1899-1980 > Criticism and interpretation.
  • Vertigo (Motion picture : 1958)

When you see a chain of subjects connected by a >, your search will become more specific the farther to the right you click.

Tables of Contents

Many of the books in Bridge² will display the Table of Contents in the Contents tab. That can be extremely helpful when trying to figure out if a book will be relevant to your topic. For example, a book about the recent history of Rwanda may have entire sections devoted to human rights violations even if those words aren't included in the title or the subject headings.

Accessing and Evaluating Articles in Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases