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Book Reviews: Getting Started

Electronic Sources

Many electronic databases and websites provide book reviews from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Try these databases and web sites for recently published books.

Older Reviews

To find reviews for older books, use a print index or a database that provides access to older periodicals.  To get help with these or other library resources, visit the User Services Desk on the 1st floor of Library North or get help via  Live Assistance .

  • Book Review Index (Print)- Use this index to find scholarly book reviews.
  • Reader's Guide Retrospective (Electronic)- Use this index to find reviews in magazines for books published from 1900 to 2002.
  • JSTOR- This retrospective database provides reviews in many scholarly journals.

Book Reviews?

Use this guide to find book reviews from print and electronic sources.

Review Magazines & Newspapers

The library subscribes to many magazines, newspapers, and journals that provide book reviews. This is a selective list of periodicals that review books. All links go to the library catalog, GIL-Find. Use the FindIt@GSU button to find electronic access if available.

  • Booklist- Reviews adult fiction and non-fiction, children's literature including young adult literature, and reference material. (Click here for information about print issues of Booklist).
  • Choice- Reviews  scholarly books.
  • Library Journal- Reviews a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction.
  • New York Review of Books- Current fiction and non-fiction. 
  • New York Times Book Review- Current fiction and non-fiction. (Click here for information on print indexes to the NYTBR).
  • Times Literary Supplement (London)- Current British fiction and non-fiction.  (Click here for information about print issues of TLS).
  • Publisher's Weekly- Popular fiction and non-fiction.  (Click here for information about print issues of PW).

Humanities Librarian

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Leslie Madden
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