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How to Find Book Reviews: General Sources

This guide provides an overview of print and electronic resources which index reviews of books.

Why Book Reviews?

Book reviews can help you:

o Find short pieces of criticism
o Evaluate books
o Understand how an older book was originally received by critics.

Online Resources

The databases listed below include book reviews of scholarly and popular works.  Dates of coverage vary for each resource.

Literary Review Publications

Want to keep up with what the world is reading?  The following publications are all reviews all the time.