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Media & Communication Studies

Resources for research in Media and Communication Studies.

Streaming Video Resources

Image Collections

For photographs and other digitized images held in the Kuhn Library, use the Special Collections search pages.  


Library Media holds DVDs available for check out or in-house viewing. Lists of titles by Genre & Subject are available; additional titles can be searched for in the catalog. DVDs held at other USM institutions cannot be requested through the catalog.

New: Recent regionally produced documentaries and films.

Sickies Making Films [2017] : UMBC Library Media Stacks UMDVD 10486

“Sickies Making Films” uses the nation’s longest running surviving censor board, the Maryland State Board of Censors (1916-1981) as a cinematic window into the tangled history of American movie censorship. Mary Avara became the last censor standing--and her very public clashes with fellow Marylander John Waters entered the national spotlight. Using film clips, archival footage, and interviews this riveting documentary explores the politics, prejudices, and personalities that controlled the moving images Americans consumed for decades.