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Find Book Reviews

Book reviews can be an excellent resource for getting familiar with the scholarly literature on a particular topic, or deciding what to read next. This guide will help you find quality book reviews through library databases.


In the Advanced Search form, select reviews.

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Academic Search Premier

Limit your search to book review (under Document Type on the Advanced Search page) and Scholarly (Peer-reviewed) Journals.

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Magill's Literary Annuals

This annual publication contains reviews of the 200 most notable books published in the previous year. Works reviewed include both fiction and non-fiction, English-language and non-English-language. In addition to the review essay, each title includes a short annotation and additional review sources.

All issues of Magill's Literary Annual back to 1977 are searchable on the Salem Press platform. Start with a search for a title or author, then select Magill's under Refine Your Search to limit results.

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H-Net Reviews

H-Net provides full-text scholarly book reviews, 1993 to date, in the humanities and social sciences.

Subject-Specific Book Reviews

Many of the databases in your subject area will contain book reviews. You can try doing a search for your book's title or the title with the addition of the word "review." To find scholarly reviews: limit your search to "scholarly," "peer-reviewed," or "refereed" journals.

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