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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.

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


Created by pfrantz on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Aug 24, 2015
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