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Imaginary Cities: FMA 0869

a website to assist Temple University students with their research assignments for the Imaginary Cities course

Try This: World Film Locations Book Series

Temple Libraries have numerous volumes (both print and electronic) of the World Film Locations series which "explores and reveals the relationship between the city and cinema by using a predominantly visual approach perfectly suited to the medium of film."

Check for a relevant edition using the Series Title "world film locations" AND the name of your chosen city.

Subject Heading Searches

For more general information on the cinematic depiction of cities, you can search for the following Library of Congress subjects.

  • Cities and Towns in Motion Pictures
  • City and Town Life in Motion Pictures

How to Search for Books on a Topic

Need to find out what books exist for a particular topic? Try...

  • Use LibrarySearch to find books available at Temple Libraries. Start with keyword searching.
  • Google Book Search
    Search results include pages from books that include your search terms. Use the "Find this Book in a Library" link to see where you can get a print copy of the book.
  • WorldCat
    Use keyword searches in this database of millions of items owned by libraries around the world.

How to Get Books

Know what books you want but aren't sure how to get them? Follow these steps...

  1. Use LibrarySearch to find out which Temple library has the book, and where it can be found in the library.
  2. E-Z Borrow
    If the book is currently unavailable or not owned by Temple, request it online to get your copy delivered quickly.
  3. ILLiad
    Still can't find the book you need? Request it via ILLiad.