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History - Gender, War & Film: Europe 1648-1945: Films

Research guide for History 473.

Streaming Video Options


This photograph depicts a group of men and a film crew on board SS
SIERRA. The photograph was taken in August 1929 at Circular Quay
during the welcoming and celebrations of the arrival of Australia's
first Movietone News truck.

Click here to view a Wikipedia list of war films and TV specials.

Film Reviews

Determine exact details about a film, including the release date, by using the Internet Movie Database or the All Movie Guide.

Film reviews can be found in the following databases. Log-in required when accessing from off-campus:

Newspaper Databases


New York Times (1851-2009)

Film & Television Literature Index

Historic Australian Newspapers (1803-1954)

Article Databases


Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Literary Reference Center

Academic Search Complete


Rotten Tomatoes

Entertainment Weekly

E! Online

Films in the Library

Students can check out DVDs from the Library, using their student ID card.

Tutorials for Finding Reviews

These brief documents show the EASY way to search for movie reviews in LexisNexis Academic
and Academic Search Complete.