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Resource Guide:
Reviewing Films

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Motion Picutres
  • Documentary Films
  • Film Criticism
  • Motion Pictures- plots, themes, etc.
  • Motion Pictures and Literature
  • Motion Pictures- Evaluation
  • Motion Pictures- Reviews
  • Walt Disney Company

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • This list of journals includes both popular and academic publications. All are accessible full-text from the Von Canon Library’s home page ( > Menu > Journals > then type the journal title in the search box).
  • Black Film Review
  • Cinema Journal
  • Film Criticism
  • Film Comment
  • Film Quarterly
  • Film Review
  • Films in Review
  • Film Studies
  • Hitchcock Annual
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Regarding film criticism and commenteBook
Stanley Kubrick a narrative and stylistic analysiseBook
From Antz to Titanic reinventing film analysiseBook
James Agee: Film writing and selected journalismPS 3501 .G35 A6 2005b
Movies into film: Film criticism, 1967-1970PN 1995 .S494
The new york Times film reviews, 1913-1970PN 1995 .N42 1971
American movie critics: An anthology from the silents until nowPN 1995 .A448 2006
Now in theaters everywhere: A celebration of a certain kind of blockbusterPN 1995 .T789 2006
Gender in science fiction films, 1964-1979PN 1995.9 .S26 N64 2015
Signs and meaning in the cinemaREMOTE PN 1995 .W64
American film criticism, from the beginnings to Citizen KaneREMOTE PN 1995 .K293 1972
Directed by John FordDVD PN 1998.3 Directed JohnFord