The MCS 101 library assignment has several components: finding contemporary reviews and articles on a movie (usually pre-1990) and locating an advertisement for the movie of choice in a newpaper or magazine, then finding scholarly article(s) on the same movie.
The essential resource for this assignment is a print index, The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature. Each volume of the guide covers one or two years of citations to articles in popular magazines and major newspapers. Volumes of the Reader's Guide are in the Reference collection but the volumes for 1980-89 are on reserve at the Circulation desk, available for three hours.
Scholarly articles will be found using the Articles Search on the LIbrary homepage or by using the databases listed on the MCS Subject Guide.