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How to find interviews

Newspapers

LexisNexis Academic contains the full text of newspapers and weeklies. The database is accessible to UvA students and staff. 

Select News > All news on the left in the start-up screen. Select a source type, either a group of sources (by type) or a specific source (by title). Enter your search terms thus:

 

   Philip Roth  - in - Headline & Lead
 And  interview - in - Headline & Lead

Sort the results by Relevance.

Bibliographies

Academic Search Premier is a database with articles from ca. 8000 journals in all fields of knowledge. Procedure:

  • Enter interviews in the first search windows and select “SU subject terms” from the drop-down menu 
  • Enter the last name of the person you are looking for, and select the correct suggested name or complete it with “, first name”. Select PE people” from the drop-down menu 

The Biography index past & present (Wilson) contains references to books, chapters and articles on persons. Procedure:

  • Enter the last name of the person you are looking for and select the correct suggested name or enter last name, first name
  • Set Document type (bottom half of the page) to interview

If you are not certain of the spelling of a person’s name, click Indexes in the top navigation bar, then select Subject terms as the index you wish to browse and enter the last name or variants.

In books 

Books with interviews may be found in the UvA catalogue. For example, you are looking for interviews with Federico Fellini.

  • Select Advanced Search
  • From the first the drop-down menu select Person as subject
  • Enter Fellini
  • From the second drop-down menu select Subject
  • Enter interviews? 
  • Combine your search terms with AND

Literary

The MLA International Bibliography contains references to articles in academic journals in the field of literary studies and linguistics. It is accessible to UvA staff and students. Procedure:

  • Enter the last name of the person you are looking for, and select the correct suggested name or complete it with “, first name. Select SA Primary Subject Author” from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter interview in the first search window and select “SU subject terms” from the drop-down menu. 

If you are not certain of the spelling of a name, click Names as Subjects in the top navigation bar. Enter part of the surname and click Browse. For example enter brods if you are looking for Joseph Brodsky. You are referred to Brodskii, Iosif Aleksandrovich. Check the name and click Search and then add interview as subject term.

LiteRom contains interviews with Dutch and Flemish authors, which were published in Dutch newspapers and weeklies from 1900 until the present. The full text of the interviews is available.

Literom can be freely used within UvA locations, not outside of UvA. 

 

 

Published by  Library UvA

22 January 2016