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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
This research guide has been assembled to give you easy access to the best possible information on films of
Krzysztof Kieślowski, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, and Giuseppe Tornatore.
Find Reviews and Articles in Online Subscription Databases
To find reviews and articles about your movie in Taft Subscription Databases:
- Enter your movie's title in quotation marks, for example, "The Shape of Water", in the first search field.
- In the next search field, enter the director's last name.
- Limit to Full Text.
- Choose Document type: Film Review / Movie Review and also Article.
- Using relevant search terms, you can also search for articles about race and gender in film generally. Remember to limit to Full Text.
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
Academic Search Complete
Ebsco's largest periodicals database provides access to thousands of magazines and journals in all disciplines. Limit your search to Full Text and Document Type: Article when looking for articles. Refine your results further by using the additional limiters in the left sidebar of your search results page. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
Full-text scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, many of which are peer-reviewed. JSTOR also contains the 19th Century British Pamphlets Collection and more than 100,000 ebooks. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
New York Times: 1980-Current
Choose Advanced Search and limit the date range. For opinion pieces, limit Document Type to Editorials. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-2014
More than 200 years of news in full facsimile images from London's premier newspaper. TIPS: Choose Advanced Search and limit by Publication Date. Limit Document Type to Editorial. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
Google Scholar searches scholarly literature from many academic publishers, universities, and other scholarly organizations. In many cases, results may be citations only, but the library can often get resources quickly through Interlibrary Loan. See Ms. Taylor if you need an article not available at Taft or through one of our databases.
"We carefully curate a large group of the world’s most respected critics, assign scores to their reviews, and apply a weighted average** to summarize the range of their opinions. The result is a single number that captures the essence of critical opinion in one Metascore... **Metascore is a weighted average in that we assign more importance, or weight, to some critics and publications than others, based on their quality and overall stature."
Movie Review Query Engine
A searchable index of all published and available reviews, news, interviews, and other materials associated with specific movies.
"An American film review website that archives reviews written by film critic Roger Ebert for the Chicago Sun-Times and also shares other critics' reviews and essays. ... Ebert handpicked writers from around the world to contribute to the website."
"The world’s preeminent destination for movie criticism, commentary and community...continues to maintain Roger’s high standards for providing timeless insights in cinematic discourse, while exploring the latest releases with coverage penned by a diverse array of esteemed writers."
Other Reference Sources and Books
These books may be signed out for USE IN THE LIBRARY ONLY for the duration of the assignment:
Film: An International History of the Medium by
Call Number: PN1993.5.A1 S55 1993
Publication Date: 1993
The Film Encyclopedia "The best movie reference book, hands down" (Newsweek) is now available in a deftly revised and meticulously updated 7th edition...expanded to include new, thorough coverage of independent films, the artistic and technical aspects of filmmaking, and the trends that lie close to the heart of today's movie buff.
Call Number: Ref PN1993.45 .K34 2012
Publication Date: 2012
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film From David Thomson--"The greatest living writer on the movies" (John Banville); "Our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen" (Michael Ondaatje)--is the latest edition of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, which topped Sight & Sound's poll of international critics and writers as "The Best Film Book Ever Written."
Call Number: Ref PN1998.2 T49 2014
Publication Date: 2014
The Oxford History of World Cinema by
Call Number: PN1993.5.A1 O96 1995
Publication Date: 1996
Biography Reference Bank
Biographies of more than 600,000 individuals, including the full-text of Current Biography magazine 1940 - current. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
Gale in Context: Biography
More than 650,000 biographies from Gale's vast reference collection as well as related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
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