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How do I... find reviews?

  • General
  • Art
  • Book
  • Dance
  • Film/TV
  • Theater/Musicals

 

Where to find all types of reviews in General Publications (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.)

ProQuest Newspapers

  • Search online (1980 - present)
  • Search full text articles from over 500 newspapers (including the NY Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, etc.) as well as regional newspapers.

Lexis Nexis Academic

  • Search online (1980 - present)
  • Search full text articles from major newspapers, magazines, wires, and television and radio transcripts.

Readers Guide

  • Search online (1890 - present)
  • Search for reviews in popular general-interest magazines like Time, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, and hundreds more.

Academic Search Premier

  • Search Online  (1975 – present)
  • Search for reviews in a larger, but not comprehensive,  collection of popular and scholarly journals from 1975 to current.

 

Search individual Publications

Looking for reviews in a publication (newspaper, magazine, etc.) not listed here?

  • Search the Chinook catalog for the publication name (i.e. Entertainment Weekly) to see if the CU Libraries has online access or print copies of the publication.
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Where to Find Art Exhibition Reviews

Art Full Text and Art Retrospective

  • Search online (1929 - present)
  • Search for reviews in major art periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Provides access to a wide range of bibliographies, notices of competitions and awards, reports of conferences, exhibition listings, review articles, interviews, and film reviews.

ARTbibliographies modern

  • Search online (1974 - present)
  • Search for reviews in journals, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art.

International Index to the Performing Arts

  • Search online (1864 - present)
  • Search for reviews in journals focused on dance, film, drama, television, the arts and entertainment industry, stagecraft, magic, musical theatre and performance art. Date coverage varies by journal title.
Find reviews in popular publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.)
  • Look through the list of search options on the "General" tab on this How Do I? page.

 

Where to find Book Reviews

Book Review Digest & Book Review Digest Retrospective 

  • Search online (1908 - present)
  • Search for reviews of fiction and non-fiction - 1.3 million+ reviews available.

Book Review Index

  • Print (1965 - 1968, 1980 - 2007); get location/call number from Chinook

Choice Reviews (1988-present)

  • Search online
  • Librarian reviews

Magill's Literary Annual (1977 - present)

  • Print (1977 - present); get location/call number in Chinook
  • Critically evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature, both fiction and nonfiction, published during the previous calendar year.

The Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

Publisher's Weekly

Academic Titles

America History and Life

  • Search online (1984 to present)
  • Mostly academic titles

Humanities Full Text

  • Search online (1984 to present)
  • Mostly academic titles

MLA international bibliography

  • Search online (1926 – present)
  • Mostly academic titles

Literature Online

  • Search online
  • Mostly Academic titles

Social Science FullText

  • Search online (1994 to present)
  • Mostly academic titles

Foreign Reviews

 

Where to find Dance Performance Reviews

International Bibliography of Theater and Dance

  • Search Online (1984 - present)
  • Search for reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.

ARTbibliographies modern

  • Search online (1974 - present)
  • Search for reviews in journals, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art.
  • Especially useful for Performance Art

Art Full Text and Art Retrospective

  • Search online (1929 - present)
  • Search for reviews in major art journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.
  • Especially useful for Performance Art

Humanities Full Text

  • Search online (1984 - present)
  • Search for reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.

International Index to the Performing Arts

  • Search online (1864 - present)
  • Search for reviews in journals focused on dance, film, drama, television, the arts and entertainment industry, stagecraft, magic, musical theatre and performance art. Date coverage varies by journal title.

Find reviews in popular publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.)

  • Look through the list of search options on the "General" tab on this How Do I? page.

 

Where to find Film and Television Reviews

Film and Television Literature Index

  • Search online (1990 - present)
  • Search for reviews in journals that cover film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Art Full Text and Art Retrospective

  • Search online (1929 - present)
  • Search for reviews in major art journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.

Film Review Annual

  • Print (1982-2002); get location/call number in Chinook
  • Provides basic film information and the full text of film reviews from a variety of sources. Also includes a brief citation list for reviews in other sources. Each volume covers the films of the year before (Film Review Annual 2002 contains reviews of films released in 2001).

Film Review Index

  • Print (1882 - 1985); get location/call number in Chinook

A Guide to Critical Reviews

  • Print (1909 - 1989); get location/call number in Chinook
  • Part 1 of this set is devoted to critical reviews in American Drama (theater and film) from 1909-1982.
  • Part 4, Supplement one: The Screenplay from 1963 to 1980

International Index to Film Periodicals

  • Print (1977 - present); get location/call number in Chinook

Variety Film Reviews

  • Print (1907 - present); get location/call number in Chinook

Variety and Daily Variety Television Reviews

  • Print (1923 - 1994); get location/call number in Chinook

Find reviews in other popular publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.)

  • Look through the list of search options on the "General" tab on this How Do I? page.

 

Where to find Theater and Musical Reviews

International Bibliography of Theater and Dance

  • Search Online (1984 - present)
  • Search for reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more

International Index to the Performing Arts

  • Search online (1864 - present)
  • Search for reviews in journals focused on dance, film, drama, television, the arts and entertainment industry, stagecraft, magic, musical theatre and performance art. Date coverage varies by journal title.

A Guide to Critical Reviews

  • Print (1909 - 1989); get location / call number from Chinook
  • Part 2 of this set is devoted to critical reviews of musicals from 1909-1989.

Lexis Nexis Academic

  • Search online (1980 - present)
  • Search full text articles from major newspapers, magazines, wires, and television and radio transcripts.

Search individual Publications

  • New York Times - Search online (1851 - present)
  • London Theatre Record - Search Chinook (1981 - 1990); followed by Theatre Record (1990 – present)
  • The Times (London) - Search online (1785 - present)

Find reviews in popular publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.)

  • Look through the list of search options on the "General" tab on this How Do I? page.