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Print Only Book Review Sources

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London Review of Books
Call Number: HAT Newspaper

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The New York Review of Books
Call Number: HAT Newspaper

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The New York Times Book Review
Call Number: HAT Newspaper
Also available online. Click on "View online edition via the Internet".

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TLS, The Times Literary Supplement
Call Number: HAT Newspaper

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Book Review Digest
Call Number: HAT Ref. Index
Publication Date: 1905-1982

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Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
Call Number: HAT Ref. Index
See Book Reviews section at the end of each volume.

General Databases (Indexes) that include Book Reviews

How to Find Book Reviews

This guide is a starting point for finding book reviews. The following indexes and databases will guide you to book reviews published in a wide variety of popular magazines and scholarly journals. To verify that the library owns a magazine or journal, search the Journal Title List. If you need further assistance, please consult with a Reference Librarian.

  • Academic Search Premier (1965-present)
    Provides full text for more than 4,450 academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. It offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 7,900 journals. Over 3,500 of the full text journals are peer reviewed. All articles are in English. Limit your search by "Document Type" and select "Book Review".
  • American Periodical Series Online (1740-1900)
    Provides indexing and full text to over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900. Included are special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children and women magazines, and other historically-significant periodicals. Click on "Advanced Search", limit your search by "Document Type" and select "Review".
  • Gale Academic Onefile (1980 - present)
    Provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Select "Advanced Search" and restrict your search by "Document Type" to "Book Review".
  • General OneFile (1980 - present)
    A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Select "Advanced Search" and restrict your search by "Document Type" to "Book Review".
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
    A full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Includes over 1000 papers, both domestic and international, including the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Select "Advanced Search" and restrict your search by "Document Type" to "Book Review".
  • JSTOR (dates vary)
    Provides access to the complete backfiles of more than 322 cross-disciplinary academic journals in digital format, some of which date from the 1800s. Click on "Advanced Search" and narrow your "Item Type" to "Reviews"
  • Lexis Nexis Academic (dates vary)
    Provides access to full-text information from newspapers, journals, magazines and reference sources with strengths in the areas of current news, business, law, and politics. Click on "Advanced Search". Type the title of the book you're looking for in the "Search Terms" box. Go to "Select source by type" and select "Major World Publications". In the "Add Search Section" type in "Book Review".
  • MasterFile Premier (1984 - present)
    Provides full text for over 1,830 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,800 periodicals. Limit your search by "Document Type" and select "Book Review".
  • New York Times (1980-present)
    An American daily newspaper founded, and continuously published in New York City, since 1851. The New York Times has won 104 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization. Click on "Advanced Search", limit your search by "Document Type" and select "Review".
  • Newspaper Source (1984 - present)
    Provides selected full text articles from 143 U.S. and international newspapers. Limit your search by "Document Type" and select "Book Review".
  • NYTimes Historical (1851-2003)
    Provides full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Click on "Advanced Search", limit your search by "Document Type" and select "Review".
  • Popular Magazines
    Includes full text coverage of 1000 of the most searched magazines across the Gale databases. Topics covered include sports, science, health and current events. Select "Advanced Search" and restrict your search by "Document Type" to "Book Review".
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)
    Contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Limit your search by "Document Type" and select "Book Review".
  • TOPICsearch
    This current events database allows students to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today\'s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 60,000 articles from over 350 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers. Limit your search by "Document Type" and select "Book Review".

Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian

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Doreen Simonsen
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Internet Sites

The Internet offers another good place to look for book reviews. The following are examples of some of these resources:

  • Amazon.com
    This online bookstore also provides reviews from popular resources as well as from readers. Search by title or author. Book reviews will follow purchasing information.
  • AcqWeb Directory of Book Reviews on the Web
    An online site with a collection of links to many general and specific book review sources.
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