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Below are resources that include book reviews heavily or exclusively. Book reviews can often be found in other online resources specific to the subject matter of the book. For example, if you are looking for reviews of a book on sociology, you could search Sociological Abstracts on the Sociology guide. This and many other databases allow you to restrict your search by article type to book reviews.

  • Book Review Digest Plus
    1983-present. English-language fiction & non-fiction books (excluding reviews of textbooks, government publications, and technical books in law & the sciences).
  • Book Review Index
    1965-present. Book reviews from refereed journals, general interest publications, & newspapers.
    Capsule reviews of academic books and resources 1987 - present; some articles.
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective
    1907-present (indexing); 1984-present (abstracts); 1994-present (selected full text). Combines Wilson's Humanities Abstracts and Social Science Abstracts into a single file with Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective, covering all humanities and social sciences fields, including: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Community Health, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Environmental studies, Ethics, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontology, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, Social Work, Sociology, and Urban Studies.
  • London Review of Books
    1979-present. Intellectual essays on topics ranging from political commentary to science, ancient history, literary criticism, & social anthropology; long reviews & essays by academics, writers & journalists; shorter art & film reviews; poems; letters to the editor.
  • New York Review of Books Archive
    1963-present. Online access to all issues of one of the premier literary-intellectual magazines in the English language. Essays and reviews of books and the arts, including music, theater, dance, and film, many by writers who are themselves major forces in world literature and thought.
  • Revista de Libros
    Review of books in Spanish.

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