Finding Book, Film, Theater, and Music Reviews

 

The following are recommended resources for finding reviews.

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Book Reviews

ONLINE SOURCES -- GENERAL

Academic Search Premier
To limit your search to book reviews, choose Book Review in the Document Type menu.

LexisNexis Academic
To limit your search to reviews, choose the News tab in the upper left corner, then Book, Movie, Music, Play, and Video Reviews from the Sources menu.

Omnifile (WilsonWeb)
To limit your search to book reviews, choose Book Review in the Document Type menu.

PRINT SOURCES

Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
Location: Reference Indexes (Level A)
A print index to selected general interest periodicals, 1900-1997. Especially useful for reviews of older books.

Book Review Index
Location: Reference 015.73 B724i (Level A)
A print index to selected reviewing sources. Covers 1965-present.

Book Review Digest
1925-current -- Location: Reference 015.73 B724d (Level A)
1905-1924 -- Location: Microforms-Periodicals (Level A)
A print index to selected reviewing sources, including excerpts.

ONLINE SOURCES -- SUBJECT SPECIFIC

Many subject-specific databases include relevant book reviews from scholarly, academic resources. Check the Databases A to Z list for all databases or the Subject Guides for database recommendations.



Film Reviews

ONLINE SOURCES

Academic Search Premier
To limit your search to film reviews, choose Entertainment Review in the Document Type menu. Note that results may also include art, music, television, and theater reviews.

LexisNexis Academic
To limit your search to reviews, choose the News tab in the upper left corner, then Book, Movie, Music, Play, and Video Reviews from the Sources menu.

Omnifile (WilsonWeb)
To limit your search to film reviews, choose Film Review in the Document Type menu.

PRINT SOURCES

Film Review Index
Location: Humanities Reference 016.79143 F487r (Level A)
Includes reviews of films made from 1882-1985.



Theater Reviews

ONLINE SOURCES

Academic Search Premier
To limit your search to theater reviews, choose Entertainment Review in the Document Type menu. Note that results may also include art, film, music, and television reviews.

LexisNexis Academic
To limit your search to reviews, choose the News tab in the upper left corner, then Book, Movie, Music, Play, and Video Reviews from the Sources menu.

Omnifile (WilsonWeb)
To limit your search to theater reviews, choose Theater Review in the Document Type menu.

PRINT SOURCES

New York Times Theater Reviews
Location: Reference 792.0973 N532y
Theater reviews from the New York Times 1870-1970.



Music Reviews

ONLINE SOURCES

Academic Search Premier
To limit your search to music reviews, choose Entertainment Review in the Document Type menu. Note that results may also include art, film, performance, television, and theater reviews.

LexisNexis Academic
To limit your search to reviews, choose the News tab in the upper left corner, then Book, Movie, Music, Play, and Video Reviews from the Sources menu.

Omnifile (WilsonWeb)
To limit your search to music reviews, choose Sound Recording Review or Performance Review in the Document Type menu.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Index to scholarly and popular literature in musicology, ethnomusicology, dance, and other music-related disciplines. Includes some performance and recording reviews. Use the Document Type menu to narrow your search appropriately.



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