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Book Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences : Multi-Disciplinary Databases
About this Guide
This guide provides databases, Web sites, and print sources for finding book reviews. Book reviews are published in a number of sources including magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and book review publications (e.g., The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review). This guide includes databases and print sources that index all of these sources.
To find reviews of fiction books and books for the general reader, it may be helpful to look in Book Review Digest Plus and multidisciplinary databases with a variety of publications including magazines and newspapers. To find books written on a specific subject, it may be helpful to look in a subject-specific database that indexes scholarly, or academic, publications.
To begin searching for a book review, it is helpful to know the title of the book, the author's name, and the book's publication year. It is also helpful to know the subject of the book to choose the appropriate database.