Bibliographies vs. Filmographies: What's the difference?
Bibliographies feature lists of books & other resources on a particular topic, like film genres, directors, film styles, etc.
Filmographies offer lists of films on a particular topic, but do not include resources about those films. They are simply lists of films arranged by subject matter.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Similar to guides & film companions, dictionaries & encyclopedias are types of resources best used to build background knowledge on a topic.
Research guides will point you in the right direction as you begin your scholarly research. Film and Television: A Guide to Reference Literature is a wonderful, in-depth resource that lists indexes, bibliographies, filmographies, and additional reference sources about film topics. If you find a book listed here, you can always use EZ Borrow to request it.
Guides & Film Companions
These resources provide a brief overview on a particular topic, in this case, film. They are good to use when trying to build background knowledge, but not the best resource when looking for scholar publications.