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Film & Television Studies

Before You Search

When searching for articles using article databases, the full-text article may not be attached to the citation. If not, look for this icon next to the article citation to see if the library owns it and, if so, access it:

NOTE: The databases on this page will locate film/tv reviews in both scholarly journals and magazines. Also on this page is a list of recognized sources of internet-based reviews.  For film and tv reviews in newspapers, refer to the page: Newspapers.

When you retrieve articles, you will get the article's citation. This is the information you need to know to find and cite the article. Below is an example of a citation:

Use a truncation or wildcard symbol at the end of a word or root word to retrieve variant word endings, including plurals.
It makes a search more efficient by decreasing the number of searches while retrieving more results. Most databases use * as the truncation symbol.
Examples: feminis* retrieves: feminism, feminist, feminists
                  environment* retrieves: environment, environmental, environmentalist, etc.
                  muslim* retrieves muslim, muslims

Interlibrary Loan

If the library doesn't own a book or article that you need, you may request it from another library via Interlibrary Loan. This service is free for UVM students, faculty, and staff. An article is delivered electronically and usually arrives within a few days. Book requests are generally filled within a week.

If you are making a request for the first time, you will need to register for the service before making a request. 
Find more details and a link to the request forms. There is also a link ("ILL/DD" green button) on the Library homepage.

Use your UVM NetID and password to log in to the UVM network through EZproxy before you begin your research, to access the UVM Libraries' licensed electronic resources, such as article databases, electronic journals, e-books, and more. Once you're logged in look for "" in the URL of the web page (e.g., to ensure that you are connected to the UVM network.
NOTEUVM affiliates only after a database name indicates a licensed library database, restricted to UVM affiliates.

Film/TV Reviews - Magazines & Journals, 1970s-present

Film Reviews: pre-1970s

Movie & TV Reviews - Internet

Find the Year a Film was Released

It is useful when looking for a film review to know the:

Film's complete title
Director's full name
Year the film was released

If you are unsure of this information, check one of the following:

In print resources, film reviews do not always appear in the release year. Always consult volumes at least one year following the publication date.