Click on the CRAAP guidelines.
Currency - When was the material published? On websites look for copyright information or the last date it was updated.
Relevance - How does the source pertain to your research? Who is the intended audience? Make sure that your source is directly related to your topic or thesis and that the writing is appropriate for your project.
Authority - Who wrote or published the work? Does the work or website provide the authors credentials? If you're working online, take a look at the end of the url, it can reveal a lot about the organization (e.g. .gov = government, .edu = school/university). If you cannot tell who published or created a work that is a red flag that it is not a good source.
Accuracy - Where or how did they gather these facts? Can you verify their information in another source? Do they provide a bibliography or citations for any claims that they have made? If you're looking a journal article, is it a peer-reviewed article? Take a look at the general layout of the work - if there are a lot of typos or mistakes that is a sign that it is not accurate.
Purpose - Why have they written about this topic? Are the ideas based on legitimate research or is it an expression of an opinion or a rant/exaggeration/parody? Are they trying to inform, entertain, or advertise to you?
Many of the major papers have powerful search engines that will allow you to narrow your search to a specific section of the paper and year. Try looking in the culture or media section for articles written close to the original release date of your film.
FIAF, the International Index to Film Periodicals, is the library’s only database devoted exclusively to film and television studies. There are a few database listed on this page - the most useful database for you will be the Index to Film Periodicals. Here you’ll find citations for both academic and popular journal articles. Key features include:
Click on the "Search" link at the top of the page to access the advanced search screen. This will let you see all the different ways you can search for information.
Looking for film reviews in Spanish? Here are a few strategies to help you find them: