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Book Reviews

The following resources will direct you to critical evaluations of books. The ones at the top of the list are the best of the best.

Indexes and abstracts reviews of English language adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction titles.
Coverage: 1905 - present
Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ...
Coverage: 1887 - present
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) (Cancelled)
CLCD provides a single source for information about PreK to Grade 12 books and media. The bibliographic record; reviews; awards, honors and prizes; best book lists...
Coverage: 1600's - present
Includes reviews for more titles than Book Review Digest Plus but does not include summaries or excerpts of reviews. Tells you about reviews in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Coverage: 1965 - Present
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The online version of Choice:Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media and Internet Resources.
Coverage: 2003 - present
Popular website that began as a bookseller but now sells everything from automotive supplies to video games.
Good for hard-to-find reviews of books published between 1960 and 1990.
Coverage: 1960 - 1990
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Good source for hard-to-find reviews of books published before 1974 in history, political science and sociology.
Coverage: 1886 - 1974
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Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc.
Coverage: 1800's - 3 - 5 years ago
Changes to the look and feel of this resource will occur on April 2, 2015. Click here for more details. Contains every page of the Times Literary Supplement published from 1902 - 2005.
Coverage: 1902 - 2005

Film Reviews

The following resources are reliable sources for critical evaluations of films. The ones at the top of the list are the best of the best. Be sure to read the description for helpful search tips.

To find news, reviews, and criticism, search for the title of the film followed by (film) and put it all in quotes. [ex: "king kong (film)"]...
Coverage: 1887 - present
To find film reviews and criticism, search for the film title and the words motion picture reviews.  [ex: citizen kane and motion picture reviews]   This link searches OmniFile Full Text Mega, Readers' Guide Retro, and Humanities & Social Sciences Retro (all formerly on the HW Wilson platform).
Coverage: 1890 - Present
The Internet movie database covers more than 115,000 movies and contains over 1,750,000 filmography...
Coverage: 1890 - present
To find film reviews, search for the film title and limit your search to the year that the film was released plus the following year. The same reviews are also reprinted in New York Times Film Reviews for 1913 to date (on Reference shelves after the regular call numbers end)...
Coverage: Sept 18,1851 - about 3 years ago
Film Indexes Online (Chadwyck-Healey) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 10/1/2014. This source is especially good for hard-to-find titles and hard-to-find details.  Limit your search to just the Film Index International portion to find articles about specific films.
Coverage: 1893 - present
FIAF is a bibliographical index offering in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.
Coverage: 1972 - Present
Changes to the look and feel of this resource will occur on April 2, 2015. Click here for more details. Provides brief reviews of movies that are available on DVD or tape.
Indexes film and television articles and reviews in scholarly and popular periodicals published between 1976-2001.
Coverage: 1976 - 2001
Quick way to find reviews. Gives important film reviews in their entirety and lists other publications in which the film was reviewed. We currently receive this title, but new volumes run a few years behind the current year.
Coverage: 1981 - Present
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