Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Ask The Puma Research Guides: The Shining (the 1980 movie)

Quick start research guides to hundreds of assignments given at Valencia East Campus.


The Shining (the 1980 movie)



Jack Torrence, former teacher and struggling writer accepts a job as a summer resort caretaker who is prepared to remain there snowbound over the winter with only his wife and telepathic son. Torrence slowly loses his mind as the hotel takes on life of its own, directing him for its own horrifying purposes. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, this film takes the story in a substantially different direction than the author of the book might have liked. Author Stephen King was so dissatisfied with Kubrick’s changes to his novel in this film that he created the 1997 television miniseries version of The Shining to more closely follow his book’s storyline.



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • King, Stephen
  • Horror films-United States-History and criticism



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3561 .I483



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Jones, Stephen. Creepshows: the Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide. 2002.

                             Call Number: PS3561 .I483 Z73 2002

  • Herron, Don (ed.). Reign of Fear: the Fiction and Films of Stephen King. 1992.

                            Call Number: PS3561 .I483 Z8338 1992

  • Collings, Michael. The Films of Stephen King. 1986.

                            Call Number: PS3561 .I483 Z623 1986

  • Rasmussen, Randy. Stanley Kubrick: Seven Films Analyzed. 2001.

                              Call Number: PN1998.3 .K83 R37 2001



Reference Materials


  • New York Times Film Reviews - Call Number: REF PN1995 .N4

o   1979-80, May 23, 1980, pg. 212 and June 8, 1980, pg. 218-19.

  • Motion Picture GuideCall Number: REF PN1995 .N346 1985

o   Vol. 17, pg. 2886.

  •  Magill’s Cinema Annual, Second SeriesCall Number: REF 1995 .M3 1981

o   Vol. 5, pg. 2175-78.

  • Encyclopedia of Novels into FilmCall Number: REF PN1997.85 .T54 1998

o   Pg. 380-81.

  • Readers' Guide to Periodical LiteratureCall Number: AI3 .R48 (Index table)

o   Vol. 40, pg. 1001.



Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.


  • Academic Search Complete
  • Film & Television Literature Index
  • New York Times Historical Newspapers
  • Lexis Nexis


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised November 20, 2021

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Erich Heintzelman
Valencia College - East Campus
701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
Office: Building 4-217
Phone: 407-582-2886
The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.