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Theater

Article Databases with Reviews

Databases used for finding scholarly criticism and popular articles also often contain reviews of plays and performances. Below are some of the key databases with review content. Some of them also allow you to pre-limit to reviews as a publication type.

Online Historical Newspapers

UCLA subscribes to a number of databases with both current and historical newspaper content. If connecting from home, make sure your computer is configured for off-campus access. NOTE: limiting only to "Reviews" in the newspaper databases does not always yield satisfactory results. Many plays, films, and other performances are not included in this pre-limit.

Online Current Newspapers

UCLA subscribes to a number of databases with current newspaper content from the last few years. If connecting from home, make sure your computer is configured for off-campus access.

Print Indexes and Review Reprints

Despite the amount of review content now available online, many earlier reviews can still be accessed with print indexes and reprint series. See the UCLA Catalog for the full record and any additional campus copies.