Answered By: Lorin Flores
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2015     Views: 32

You can find film reviews & film criticism online and in print resources at Alkek Library. Be sure to use quotation marks for title phrases (ex. "eyes wide shut") to find the most relevant results.

1. Begin with Start Your Research

Start Your Research is a resource that allows you to search the Library Catalog, selected databases, and more from the Library's collections.

You will get a result list with a mixture of Library books & ebooks, journal, magazines, and newspaper articles.  You can adjust the screen filters to only display results that have the full-text of the available article, or only show certain types of resources.

2. Search Library Databases

You might need to search in one of the many databases available through the library's website for more in-depth information.  The Theater & Performing Arts database list, the Newspaper databases, and possibly the Literature and Language databases would be good places to start.

3. Search the Library Catalog

These are materials on film in the library collections that include indices, books with film reviews & criticism, scripts, and reference books. Some of these materials are located in the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor, and these books cannot be checked out. Other books are located upstairs in the regular collection on 5th (A-J), 6th (K-Q), and 7th floors (R-Z).  Use the Library Catalog to locate books in the library collections. The Catalog also has links to online eBooks as well.

Here are some selected resources:

Awake in the Dark: An Anthology of American Film Criticism PN1995 .A86

Classic Cinema: Essays in Criticism PN 1994 .S614

Critical Focus: An Introduction to Film PN 1994 .B544

Directors and their Films Ref PN1998 .B85 1993

Encyclopedia of Novels into Film Ref PN1997.85 .T54 1998

Fact File: American Film Institute Education Service OVERSIZE 6th floor PN1994 .A43 1979

Film as Film: Understanding and Judging Movies PN1994 .P394 1993

Film Genre: Theory and Criticism PN1994 .F439135 1999

Film Quarterly: Forty Years online full-text via NetLibrary and in print Ref PN1995 .F465

Film Review Annual PN1995 .F465

Films by Genre PN1998 .L63 1993

Encyclopedia of Great Movies Oversize Shelves, Floor 6 PN1993.45 .E53 1985b

Guide to Critical Reviews Ref Z5782 .S342

New York Times Film Reviews 1970-2002 Ref PN1995 .N4 (older years same call number shelved on 6th floor)

New York Times Encyclopedia of Film Oversize shelves, 6th floor PN1993 .N465 1984

Primal Screen: Essays on Film and Related Subjects PN1995 .S354

Screen Arts: A Guide to Film and Television Appreciation PN1994 .F45

Seeing through Movies PN1994 .S47 1990

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