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This resource guide provides you with resources available through the Dulaney-Browne Library for the study of and research about film reviews.
For additional assistance, contact Christina Wolf, Humanities Liaison Librarian at 405-208-5919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the assigned films are owned by the Dulaney-Browne library. Use this link to see the list of available films.
Check local video stores or online streaming vendors (eg. Netflix or Blockbuster) for videos not owned by the library.
Decide what type of review you would like to find: mainstream? specialized? scholarly?
You can go directly to a journal or magazine. To find a list of film related magazines and journals owned by the Dulaney-Browne Library in print, microform, or full-text, click here.
In order to find reviews about a specific film, you will need to consult indexes, available both in paper and electronically in databases.
New York Times Index - use this index (ask at the circulation desk for access) to find reviews published in the New York Times newspaper.
Art Index - use this index (ask at the circulation desk for access) to find reviews published in Sight & Sound, Cinema Journal, or Camera Obscura.
Readers Guide to Periodical Literature - Use this index (ask at the circulation desk for access) to find reviews published in popular magazines, newspapers, and specialized magazines such as Variety.
Film Review Index - Use this reference book (found on the Reference Shelves, first floor, 016.7914375 F487h) to find indexed reviews from 1882-1985.
The library subscribes to various online databases that can be accessed as described below.
EBSCOhost - Several databases available via EBSCO include indexed and full-text film reviews. Use this EBSCO search box to simutaneously search Academic Search Premier, MasterFile, Art & Architecture Complete, and MLA International Bibliography.