Welcome! In this guide, you will find information on locating and checking out Asian films and other media from the library, finding scholarly sources in Claremont Colleges, and utilizing these sources for your research.
Ready to start your Asian film studies research? Start with these key resources:
Streaming digital videos on a wide variety of educational topics. Includes videos from the following producers: Seventh Art Releases, Documentary Educational Resources, Center for New American Media, American Future (part of BBC Active), Film Studies (part of First Run Features), Altma Global, Green Planet, HBO, SmartPros, The Green Interview, TV Choice, Villon Films, and the WPA Film Library. Subjects include: Humanities; Communication; Film Studies; Sciences; Sustainability & Environment Sciences; Anthropology; N. American Studies; Arts; Business & Economics; Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; International, Social & Political Affairs; African Studies; Gender/Race/Class Studies; Agricultural Studies; German Studies; European/Baltic Studies; Human Rights+. Unlimited uses, unlimited users. Viewing rights included.
Streaming video collection of music, opera, dance, and theatre performances as well as live concerts and documentaries. Features concerts, competitions, opera, ballet, theatre, jazz, documentaries, recording session footage, lectures, master classes, educational and feature films, monuments, history, geography, fine arts, musical journeys and world music. Create custom clips and playlists. Subtitles in 5+ languages. Search by category, role, composer, artist, production personnel, work, venue or festival. Access pre-defined video chapters, and aria and scene breaks.
FAQ: Checking Out DVDs from the Library
You can check out almost all films from the Claremont Colleges Library for 7 days at a time, with no renewals.
The one exception is for films that are on reserve for courses, which have a 4-hour checkout period.
There is no limit on the number of films you can checkout.
The Asian Library at the Claremont Colleges Library contains a wealth of primary sources in East Asian languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean rare books, archival collections, maps, and image collections.