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EXPERT TIP: Many of the Library's subject-specific databases also contain book reviews. Ask us for assistance in selecting the best resource.

  • Book Review Index
    Indexes reviews from thousands of publications, including journals, newspapers, and magazines. Coverage is 1965 to present.
  • Book Review Digest Plus
    Indexes reviews from over 5,000 journals. Coverage is 1983 to present.
  • Book Review Digest Retrospective
    Companion database to Book Review Digest Plus. Coverage is 1908 to 1982.
  • TLS Historical Archive
    Provides full-text access to reviews from the Times Literary Supplement from 1902 to 2007.
  • New York Review of Books
    Coverage is 1963 to present.
  • Choice Reviews Online
    Provides access to full-text reviews from Choice. Coverage is 1987 to present.
    Archived issues of core, academic journals. Articles typically appear 3-5 years after publication. From the Advanced Search option, limit to Item Type, Review.
  • Web of Knowledge
    Indexes thousands of journals in the fields of the social sciences, humanities and the sciences. Limit your search to book reviews by selecting the Advanced Search option then selecting book review under All Documents Type.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text articles from hundreds of newspapers. Coverage varies, majority from the 1990s to present. For book reviews, select News from the left-hand column. From the following options, you can select All News and then limit your search by Article Type, Book Reviews.
  • Proquest
    Includes summaries of articles from over 5000 publications, with many in full text, full image format. From the Advanced Search screen, you can limit to reviews by selecting Review under Document Type.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing access to articles from thousands of publications. Limit to Book Review under Document Type.

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