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CINE:3361 Screenwriting: Short Form - Elgin, Fall 2023: Home

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Don't forget to utilize Special Collections for their holdings related to film, scripts, and production. You can email them at You might be surprised at what we have! Here's a hint about some of our holdings..."Live Long and Prosper."


Welcome to the guide for CINE:3661, Screenwriting: Short Form with Bruce Elgin. Due to the varied nature of your writing projects, this guide will address research and library resources in a broad overview. If you encounter roadblocks while researching, reach out to a librarian. We are here to help!


Staying current on topics around the world can provide lots of inspiration for your writing. We have a number of regional, national, and international newspapers available in The Perch (1st Floor Main) or its corresponding guide.

The New York Times requires an individual account - University of Iowa students and staff can create an account here for enhanced access to The New York Times - digital edition. Then log in at


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