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Instructional Media Center: Media Review Sources

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Sources for reviews about videos and media

EMRO (Educational Media Review Online)

Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) is a database of video, DVD, audio CD and CD-ROM reviews of materials from major educational and documentary distributors and independent filmmakers. The reviews are written by librarians and teaching faculty in institutions across the United States and Canada. The reviews are given one of four ratings: Highly Recommended, Highly Recommended with Reservations, Recommended, Recommended with reservations or Not Recommended.

ALA Video Round Table 2017 Notable Videos for Adults

This a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults.  Its purpose is to call attention to recent video releases that make a significant contribution to the world of video.  The list is compiled for use by the general adult population. Check out previous winners.

Library Journal Reviews: Media

Library Journal is one of the most trusted and respected publications for the library community. Their reviews sections evaluate about 8000+ reviews annually of books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites.

Video Librarian Online

This is the free web version of the print journal Video Librarian. It is a video review magazine for public, school, academic, and special libraries, as well as video fans who are interested in a wider variety of titles than what's found in the average video store. Written by staff, librarians, teachers, and film critics, Video Librarian offers over 200 critical reviews per issue, alerting readers to upcoming new releases of special-interest, documentary, and video movie titles.

Film Quarterly

Is a print journal subscription in the library. It offers serious film lovers in-depth articles, reviews, and interviews that examine all aspects of film history, film theory and the impact of film. Film Quarterly is published quarterly by the University of California Press. JSTOR maintains issues from 1958 to 2015.

Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE)

Founded in 1993 by Stewart M. Clamen, MRQE is the Internet’s largest database of movie reviews for over 100,000 titles. The growing site provides a searchable index of all published and available reviews, news, interviews, and other materials associated with specific movies. Movie Review Query Engine is commonly abbreviated as MRQE and pronounced "marquee."