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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, contact your campus library or get help via  Live Help .

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

  • 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.  (Click here for information about print issues of New York Review of Books).
  • 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 and microfilm 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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