Book, film, and theatre reviews are useful sources of information. They describe what the book, film, or play is about, providing a summary of the plot and its cast of characters. They also provide the reader with a critical analysis or evaluation of the book. While this analysis will not be as comprehensive in scope as a book of essays or an article from a research journal, a review is often a good way to get started. Before you begin your search for a book, film, or theatre review you will need the following information: title of the book, film, or play author, director, or playwright date of publication, release, or performance, as reviews usually appear within a few years of a work's first publication. Search tips: Online: To find reviews in online indexes and databases, do a phrase search for the title of the work, and limit the search results to reviews (usually found under document or publication type) if the option is available. Also consider limiting by date. Print: To find reviews in print sources, check at the beginning of the print index for instructions on how to use the resource. Many of the sources listed in this guide are indexes. Indexes provide citations to review sources. When you find a citation... Online: When you find a citation in a UBC Library online index, use the UBC eLink to determine if the source is available in the UBC Library collection. Print: When you find a citation in a print index, search the UBC Library catalog for the book or journal title to determine if the item is available in the UBC Library collection.