Finding Performance ReviewsKirstin DouganMusic and Performing Arts LibrarianUniversity of Illinois at Urbana Champaigndougan@illinois.eduJune 2013
If you want to find performance reviews in a majornewspaper, like the New York Times, there are a fewsteps to follow.
Search Online Journals & Databases (all) (linkis on MPAL homepage) for the title of thenewspaper
You will then begiven a list of all ofthe choices for full-text access availablethrough U of I. Whichone you pickdepends on whatdate you need, andwhether you have apreference for aparticular interface.
The next steps vary a littlebit, depending on which sourceyou select, since eachtool/interface will give youslightly different options.
As an example, if youpick the first choicefrom the list, you willget a screen that willlet you find a specificissue of thenewspaper or searchwithin it.You can enter yourkeywords and theword "review" if youare looking for aperformance review.
In some tools (or inthe Advanced Searchof this one), you canindicate• Publication Title• Publication Date• Key words• What type ofinformation(e.g., "review")
If you would ratherjust do a simplekeyword searchfirst, and deal withlimiting your resultsafterward, you can usethe limit choicessuggested.