Answered By: Andrew Willan
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2017     Views: 67

Film reviews can be found using both printed and electronic resources, whether in newspapers and magazines, journals, books, databases and Internet websites.

Search tools
DISCOVER acts like a search engine such as Google. Through DISCOVER you can access film reviews in databases, journals, magazines and newspapers using a single search box.

You can also locate film reviews through the following resources :

Newspaper reviews (See also Full text databases below) :
Many UK newspapers carry film reviews. For newspapers available in the Library please see the Newspapers link in the Electronic Library webpages.

 A good non-UK source is New York Times Movie Reviews .

Printed and online Journals
The Library subscribes to various printed and online journals that will carry reviews and features on films:


Full text databases
These databases contain a mixture of full text and abstracts:

  • EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete and Communication and Mass Media Complete)
  • Lexis Library (for reviews from newspapers)

Abstract / Index Databases
These databases will give you references and perhaps abstracts for relevant reviews, but not the full text:

Internet Sites
The following sites include film reviews:

For further information visit the Communication and Media guide or contact your subject Liaison Librarian.

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