Sources that review both popular and scholarly books:
Amazon includes brief excerpts from media reviews and highly opinionated reviews from readers.
Magazines Fulltext provides reviews from general interest periodicals. Tip: in the first search line, type the title of the book. In the second search line, type: reviews
Literature Resource Center provides reviews, literary criticism, and biographies of authors. Tip: limit results to Reviews & News
Sources that review mainly scholarly books:Academic Search Premier provides reviews from academic journals in a wide variety of disciplines. Tip: in the search box, type the title of the book. Limit by Document Type: book review
JSTOR provides the full text of book reviews from academic journals. Current five years of a journal are not included. Tip: type the title of the book within quotes (e.g. "Will of the World") and narrow by Item Type: review
Sources that provide retrospective reviews:
Historic New York Times gives reviews from the beginning of the paper (1851) up until three years ago. Tip: in the search box, type the title of the book; in the Document Type box, select Review.
Book Review Digest (REF KNIGHT z 1035 .A1 B594) is a print index covering 1906-2001, while Book Review Index (KNIGHT Z 1035 .A1 B6), also in print, covers 1965-2005.
Nineteenth Century Masterfile provides indexing to articles from English language periodicals and newspapers, with links to full text where available. Sample search: Dickens Bleak house
Last revised July 2014 by Paul Frantz