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Research Guide for Animation students

Search the Library Catalog

Search the Library Catalog

Find books, ebooks, periodicals, film and video collections (including streaming videos), Masters theses, artists' books, and much more. Note: This will take you to the library website.

Search Terms & Call Numbers (where to find books)

Click the button to access a search of the library catalog of Animation

Library Catalog search Animation


  • Helpful Call Numbers:
  • NC1765 to NC1766
  • PN1992.8 to PN1992.92
  • TR897.5 to TR897.7
  • Some Helpful Search Terms:
  • Animated films
  • Animated films--United States.
  • Animation (Cinematography)
  • Animators
  • Computer Animation
  • Animated films--United States.
  • Caricatures and cartoons--United States.
  • Animated television programs
  • Animated videos
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--History.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Japan.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Japan--Art and the war.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Japan--History.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Japan--Themes, motives--Exhibitions.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Social aspects--Japan.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Technique.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Technological innovations.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--United States.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--United States--Exhibitions.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--United States--History.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--United States--History--20th century.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--United States--History and criticism.
  • Animation (Cinematography)--Vocational guidance.
  • Pixar (Firm)
  • Dreamworks Pictures.
  • Walt Disney Company.

DVDs and Kanopy streaming videos @ Decker Library

Finding DVDs 

On the front page of the Decker Library catalog site, click "Advanced Search" 

Search for "Film & Video," filter "Material type" to "Film & Videos" and search a term 

The search results could be extensive so be sure to filter your results as you see fit 

Once you click on a result, note that subject headings are linked and if you click on them you could find similar items in the catalog 


Finding Kanopy streaming video                                                   

In order to access streaming videos from Kanopy, click "Advanced Search" 

Filter your search to "Library Catalog," "Material type" as "All items" and search the term "Kanopy" 

Your results should be all the Kanopy films that Decker Library has purchased licenses for. Click on a film and, under "View Online" click on the link to the film 

This link should take you to the film on Kanopy where you can watch it 

Other ways to watch Animated films online

This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

Sign up to get an Enoch Pratt Free Library card here. Enoch Pratt provides access to more films on Kanopy through a play credit system. Users receive 10 credits per moth to watch any 10 films. 


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