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Documentary Film

An introduction to resources in the field of Documentary Film.

Library of Congress

Subject headings are important tools for researchers. They make it easier to find related material, by providing standardized terms for searching, and by providing a structure for describing relationships between concepts. The subject headings published by the Library of Congress are used in most libraries in North America, and many around the world. Knowing the LC terms relating to your topic can help you to find material in many library collections. Here are some examples of headings that may be of interest for this class:

  • Documentary films
  • Documentary-style films
  • Documentary mass media
  • Documentary photography
  • Documentary radio programs
  • Documentary television programs
  • Documentary videos

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