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Asian Film Studies

Find films online

Use the search box at the Library's homepage to search for DVDs and related books.

You can also use the following databases to get access to online archives and streaming videos:

Find Films in the Library

The Claremont Colleges Library has over 5,500 films on DVD, which are all discoverable through the Library Search.

  • You can do an Advanced Search by title or keyword and limit to format such as DVD.

  • To see all 5,500+ films on DVD in the Claremont Colleges Library, use the Advanced Search to limit the format to DVD and the location to The Claremont Colleges: The complete list of films owned by the Library

  • Browse films by genre in the Advanced Search by searching by subject and limiting to The Claremont Colleges. Below, please find a suggested list of subject terms to try in your search:

Action and adventure films
Biographical films
Comedy films
Documentary films
Ethnographic films
Fairy tales
Feature films
Film noir

Filmed dance
Filmed operas
Horror films
Nonfiction television programs
Science fiction films
Television programs 
Video art
War films
Western films

Asian film collection at Claremont

The Asian Library has more than 300 titles of films from China, Japan, and Korea. Please take a look of the archive lists below and check out whatever interests you at the library's main service desk.

What If We Don't Have a Film?

The Library Search will show you items from libraries around the world. If you find a film that we do not have at the Claremont , in many cases (but not all), we can borrow it from another library through our Resource Sharing service. To request an item through Resource Sharing, find the title in Library Search, then click on the "Request Item" button to submit a request:

If you have a suggestion or request for our collection, please e-mail the humanities librarians .