Coverage: 1998-present; some coverage 1864-1998 Index to scholarly and popular literature for dance, film, television, theater, and other topics relating to the performing arts. Database Search Tips * Choose Document Type = Film Review * Search for the film title in the "Creative Work" field instead of "Anywhere"
Coverage: varies Searches the following ProQuest Databases: Ethnic Newswatch, International Newsstand, National Newspapers Premiere, and ProQuest Newsstand. Database Search Tips * Choose Document type = Review * Choose Source type = Newspapers, Magazines * Limit to time period around film release * Sort by relevance
Coverage: 1890-1982 Index to articles in popular, general interest magazines published in the United States and Canada. Use the FindText button to determine whether the library has the items needed. Database Search Tip * Put "motion picture reviews" in the second search box.
Full text of major US newspapers including Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), Los Angeles Times (1881-1988), New York Times (1851-2008), Washington Post (1877-1995), and more. Database Search Tips * Choose Document Type = Review, but not all reviews are code correctly. * Limit to time period around film release * Sort by relevance
For films that came out between 1882 and 1985, this print index is the best place to start. It lists articles, chapters, and books which review a particular film. Search the library catalog by title for the publication title.
Research Tip: Film Search Tips
Film Search Tips
Use quotation marks around the title of the film; e.g., "Real Women Have Curves"
For foreign films, search for both the English and original language title; e.g., Breathless ORA Bout de Souffle
Multiple films may have the same title; e.g.,Ben-Hur (1925) and Ben-Hur (1959). Use the date and/or the director's name to narrow your search.
Many of our databases have this button, which searches for the full-text of the article in our collections. If we don't have it electronically, look for the "Request article scan" link in the "Get It" section.