Answered By: Stephanie Folse
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2015     Views: 7

Databases you may use to find book reviews include:

Book Review Digest Plus. The Library also has the paper copy of Book Review Digest, shelved in the Reference collection.

Book Review Index Online. This sometimes has reviews that are not in Book Review Digest. The Library has a paper copy that may be requested from the Library Annex.

Academic Search Complete has almost 859,000 book reviews. Use these search terms:

  •       Books – reviews
  •       Change DEFAULT to SUBJECT TERMS
  •       Leave Composition as DEFAULT

MLA International Bibliography.  Use these search terms:

  • Review article
  • Change DEFAULT to SUBJECTS ALL
  • Leave Composition as DEFAULT

NOTE: If you are looking for reviews of specific books, just type in the title. With Academic Search Complete and MLA International Bibliography, leave the "Title" field set to DEFAULT, because TITLE means title of the article (book review) about the book, and not the book's title.

Book retailer websites like Barnes and Noble or Amazon often contain reviews or excerpt of reviews by library sources such as Library Journal and Kirkus in addition to the publisher's summary.

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