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One way to find subject headings leading to material related to your topic in a catalog or database is to start with a keyword search and then follow the linked subject headings in the records that come up.
One way to get started in researching a director, era, or movement in film in a particular country is to find books about the national cinema of that country and then use the back-of-the-book index and table of contents to find the sections that are relevant to you.
Here are some examples of the structure of the subject headings that will lead you to those sources:
These databases use the same set of subject headings we use in our online catalog. See the box on the left for suggested subject headings for your topics. If you don't know what subject heading to use, try a keyword search first and follow subject headings for relevant books to find others on the same topic.
To get books you find in WorldCat that are not at Vassar or in ConnectNY, use ILLiad.