Film and Screen Studies: Call numbers

Selected resources for Film and Screen studies

Call numbers

The Monash libraries use the Dewey decimal classification scheme to organise books and journals. The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to use the Library Search, however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.

If the links below do not work, copy/paste the call number intoSearch.

070.18 Documentary film
302.234+ Mass media and Communication
384.54+ Broadcasting
384.8+ Cinema industry, careers, economic aspects
725.822+ Theater architecture
778.5 Cinematography
778.535 Editing, Film (motion pictures editing)
782.85 Music in film
791.43019 Film, psychological aspects
791.430232 Film production
791.430233 Directors, Film
791.43025 Setting and scenery, Production
791.43026 Costume design
791.43028 Actors / Actresses
791.43090932 Westerns
British & European cinema
- German film
- French film
- Italian film
- Russian film
Asian cinema
- Chinese
- Korean
- Japanese
- Indian
791.43097 Cinema industry, history
791.433 Animation
791.43615 Science fiction films
791.43616 Horror films
791.43617 Comedy films
791.43655 Film Noir, Detective films
791.45 Television
808.23 Screen writing

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What are call numbers

Call numbers are a series of predetermined numbers and letters allocated to items held by the library. They allow items dealing with the same subjects to be located near each other.

Call numbers are basically divided into three parts:

  • subject classification: series of numbers that represent the subject area
  • author classification: series of letters and/or numbers that represent the author or title of the information
  • year of publication or extra author information