This class page is designed to facilitate research for the FMS 162 Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction Film class, specifically the research paper.
Remember that films are formally referred to as "motion pictures" in library subject headings. Try film OR motion pictures OR cinema AND "science fiction" to get a sense of what has been written on science fiction cinema. Combine these terms with more specific keywords like contagion, disaster, aliens to narrow down your results.
use the search terms:
postapocalyp* OR "post apocalyp*" OR apocalyp* OR utopi* OR dystopi* OR disaster
film OR motion pictures
You can also search for movie titles and directors. Try using quotes to search for an exact phrase, like "War of the Worlds," or for titles that have common names, try "The Thing" AND "Motion Pictures."
To search for resources about disasters, try the Historical Newspapers page for firsthand and contemporaneous accounts.