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HIST 279 Post 45 Europe: Find Articles

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  • Akin AND xxy

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  • film OR movie

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  • metropolis NOT superman

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(Combining search terms with AND, OR, NOT is called Boolean searching. There is an explanation here.)

  • kino* 

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  • "er ist wieder da"

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Find recent film reviews in German

It will be easiest to find a review of a film if you know the dates when it was produced and released. You can search in Film Index International for your film, to find date of production and release, director, cast, and crew, and selected bibliographies of criticism.

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