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Media History: The Media on Media: Finding Film Reviews

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Internet Movie Database
Credits and other information for over 260,000 films.

Film Reviews

FIAF International FilmArchive Database
1972 -. Index to over 300 international film periodicals, including academic journals and trade papers.
Off-Campus Access  Rutgers-restricted Access
Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
A major source for more recent film reviews; also includes Variety film reviews from 1914 to the present. Primary coverage 1990 to the present; selective coverage earlier.
Off-Campus Access  Rutgers-restricted Access

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature Retrospective. 1900- .
Index to the major general interest and popular periodicals from the late 19th century to 1982. An excellent source for finding film reviews.

Film Review Index. 2 vols
Patricia King Hanson & Stephen L. Hanson, editors. Phoenix, Ariz., Oryx Press, 1986-
One of the best sources for finding early film reviews, the Film Review Index cites reviews to over 7000 feature films released between 1914 and 1985. Vol. 1: 1882-1949; Vol. 2: 1950-1985. In addition to popular magazines, the index also lists reviews in trade publications, newspapers, anthologies, and selected books.
Dana Call Number: Ref. PN1995 .F513 1986

Once you have the list of sources in which a specific film was reviewed, you will need to go to the Rutgers Libraries catalog, to find out if that source is available at Rutgers. Select Periodical Title Begins with when searching with the journal name or Title Begins with when searching for a book.

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