Subject Research in the Motion Picture and Television Reading
Motion Picture and Television Reading Room
Room 336, Madison Building
Washington, DC 20540-4690
(202) 707-2371 (fax)
Staff in the Motion Picture and Television Reading Room do not
undertake subject research. Most of the works in our collections
have not been fully cataloged and are accessible primarily by title.
Identifying films and videos by subject often requires a variety
of strategies, including keyword searches of our various manual
and online catalogs, searching our vertical files, and compiling
title lists from secondary reference sources. Our small staff cannot
perform the required research for stock footage requests. Of course,
they will help you or your representative undertake your own research.
A list of freelance researchers in the Washington, DC area is also
available upon request.