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First-year Seminar: James Bond in Film, Literature and Popular Culture

Film & Media 118 - Prof. C. Burnett

Locating Film Reviews

Type 1 - Popular Non-film-specific Sources

Popular reviews in periodicals: These sources are non-scholarly and non-film specific, e.g.,The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Guardian

Type 2 - Popular Film-specific sources

Reviews in non-peer reviewed but film-specific journals: These appear in film-specific journals that have not gone through the peer-review process. Note:This can be a tricky distinction  Apply the principles you know about distinguishing between scholarly and popular publications when you are unsure about publication type.  

 

Sometimes a database will indicate if a publication is peer-reviewed. You can also check the publication's editorial page.

Type 3 - Scholarly Film-specific Sources

Peer reviewed reviews: These reviews appear in film-specific scholarly/peer-reviewed journals. To determine the status of a periodical, apply the characteristics you know about scholarly journals.


Sometimes a database will indicate if a publication is peer-reviewed. You can also check the publication's editorial page.