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There are a large number of possible places that you can turn to in your search for book reviews. Some of the most common sources of book review information are listed here. If you have questions about book reviews, please contact a reference librarian for assistance.

Electronic Sources

  • Academic Search Elite
    Provides access to reviews from scholarly and general magazines.
    Coverage Dates: 1985 - present
    Availability: Many reviews available full-text.
    Tip: Type "book review" and either the title or author or a combination of these.

  • Proquest
    Provides access to reviews from scholarly and general magazines.
    Coverage Dates: 1985 - present
    Availability: Many reviews available full-text.
    Tip: Type either the title or author name in the search box and then go to the Article Type box and scroll down until "book review" appears and click.

  • Factiva
    Provides access to reviews from scholarly and general magazines, as well as book review sections from major newspapers.
    Coverage Dates: 1981 - present
    Availability: Most reviews available full-text.
    Tip: Type the author's last name and the title of the book and the word "review".

  • JSTOR
    Provides full text reviews from older scholarly publications.
    Coverage Dates: Varies. From the late 1800's up to 3-5 years before the present.
    Availability: Reviews available full-text.
    Tip: Type the author's name in one search box (leave the setting at full-text), the book title in the next search box (again leaving the setting at full-text) and limit by reviews in the "limit by type" field.

Paper Sources

  • Book Review Digest
    Covers a wide range of reviewing sources. Reviews are indexed by the authors name. Location: General Reference, First Floor
    Date Range: 1967 - present
    Call number: 015.73 B724

    Location: Third Floor
    Date Range: 1906 - 1966
    Call number: 015.73 B724

  • Book Review Index
    Covers a wide range of publications. Reviews are indexed by the name of the work.
    Location: General Reference, First Floor
    Date Range: 1965 - present
    Call number: 016.028 B724

  • Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals, 1886-1974
    An excellent place to begin looking for reviews of older scholarly books. Indexed by author and title.
    Location: General Reference, First Floor
    Date Range: 1886 - 1974
    Call number: 028.1 C731

  • National Library Service Cumulative Book Review Index, 1905-1974
    Covers a small number of general book reviewing magazines. Indexed by author and title.
    Location: General Reference, First Floor
    Date Range: 1905 - 1974
    Call number: 016.0281 N277n

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Last Updated: 6 March 2006