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Book Reviews

Sources that review both popular and scholarly books: 

Amazon includes brief excerpts from media reviews and highly opinionated reviews from readers.

UO WorldCat can be surprisingly helpful in finding book reviews. Tip: type in the last name of the author and a couple keywords from the title (e.g. bacevich washington rules) and then limit your results (thru the choices in the left column) to Articles.

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 May 2014 by Paul Frantz

 

Created by pfrantz on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated May 21, 2014