History of Narrative Cinema

Introductory guide to conducting historical research on narrative film.

The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Still from the Great Train Robbery

Selected Web Sites

Find VHS and DVDs at Temple Libraries

1.  Search by film title if you are looking for a specific film.

2. Type in actors, subjects, or title words if you aren't sure of a film.


3. You can also browse lists of Feature, Animated, or Documentary films at Temple Libraries, or use our genre and language lists.

VHS tapes and DVDs available at Paley Library can be checked out for free using your Temple ID. Please be aware that some of the VHS tapes and DVDs listed in Diamond belong to the CLA Media Learning Center, and their use may be limited.


To request that the library purchase a DVD for use in teaching or research, please fill out a Purchase Request Form.

Subject Guide

Brian Boling
Paley Library, Room 15
(215) 204-4911