Re: reviews of John Woo's A Better Tomorrow?

Julie Dinkins (dinkins@SONOMA.EDU)
Thu, 16 May 2002 11:22:25 -0700 (PDT)

If your library has access to Lexis-Nexis, your faculty person can go
into the "World News" section and limit her search to "Asia/Pacific
News Sources" and change the date to "All available dates". L/N goes
back pretty far. Also, if you have access to ProQuest, she should try
that, since it reaches back to 1985.

She can use Google's advanced search
http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en and limit by country code
in the domain field (.cn for China, .tw for Taiwan, .hk for Hong
Kong). Here is a list of country codes
http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/codlstp1/en_listp1.html.
If she uses HotBot's advanced search http://hotbot.lycos.com/, she
can limit by region. But, I'm not sure if she'd get any hits old
enough.

And for those who never want to get any work done again... there's
Search Engine Colossus http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/, which
has links to search engines from around the world. It also identifies
the language used in each search engine. Your faculty person could
use a search engine from China or Hong Kong. Once again, I don't know
if she'd get any hits from 1986.

Good luck!
jd

Julie Dinkins
Multimedia Dept Manager
Sonoma State University Library
dinkins@sonoma.edu | 707-664-4077
http://libweb.sonoma.edu/

>Dear Colleagues,
>
>A faculty member of ours has been looking for any contemporary local
>reviews (in newspapers or magazines) of John Woo's _A Better
>Tomorrow_ (Ying huang boon sik) done in 1986. She is really looking for
>reviews in Hong Kong publications but things from China would be fine (from
>1986 or 1987, either in English or Chinese). I've tried everything I can
>think of (my knowledge of this area is limited, so I very well could have
>missed something obvious), so any help or suggestions would be incredibly
>useful.
>
>Many thanks,
>Madeline
>
>Madeline A. Copp, Resource Services Librarian
>(English * Film & Media Studies * Writing Seminars * Humanities Center)
>Milton S. Eisenhower Library
>Johns Hopkins University
>3400 N. Charles Street
>Baltimore, MD 21218
>410-516-8540
>410-516-8399 (fax)
>mcopp@jhu.edu