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Useful Databases

Search these general databases to locate reviews:

International Index to the Performing Arts

Search tips: select “dance review” as a document type (you can narrow your search by favorable, unfavorable, or mixed reviews); limit the dates of your search for contemporaneous accounts.

Academic Search Premier

Search tip: Try limiting your search to newspapers or periodicals from the “Publication Type” drop-down menu and/or select “entertainment review” from the “Document Type” drop-down menu.

Search these newspaper databases to locate reviews:

Alt-press Watch

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers

Nexis Uni

Search tip: Select the “News” tab. à From the “Sources” drop-down menu, choose "Book, movie, music, play and video reviews.” à “Specify date” as needed.

New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers)