Common Assignment & Research Questions: Does the library have documentaries?

Answers to the questions we get asked most about your assignments.


Looking for documentary films?

Use the subtabs under "Documentary comparison"

political documentaries

social issues documentaries

science documentaries

to see suggested documentaries

Note: film descriptions in this guide taken from WorldCat and


Documentary DVDs:

Located on 2nd floor
Main Collection


Documentaries that have won Academy Awards:

Located on 3rd floor
across from the Reference desk

Finding documentaries in the library

To see all documentaries, browse by subject in the SWAN Catalog

note: this retrieves all documentaries and books about documentaries

To find documentaries on a certain topic, try searching in Summon

Search Summon for articles, books, & more


search terms: "documentary films" AND subject term(s)

"documentary films" AND war

"documentary films" AND food

limit to "Video Recordings" under Content Type

Other sources

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