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Find full-text book reviews from both general sources and discipline-specific journals

Book Review Periodicals

These periodicals specialize in reviews of both academic and popular book titles:

H-Net Reviews

H-Net provides full text scholarly book reviews, 1993 to date, in the humanities and social sciences. RSS feeds for numerous academic fields and sub-fields are available.

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Finding Book Reviews: The Basics

The most important full-text journal databases, JSTOR and ProjectMUSE, are both excellent tools for locating scholarly book reviews. Use JSTOR to find reviews of books with an imprint more than a few years old, and ProjectMUSE to find reviews of books published in the last several years. Please keep in mind that all three of these databases index substantive journal articles in addition to book reviews, so be sure to limit your search to "Reviews" in JSTOR and "Reviews Only" in ProjectMUSE.


Finding Book Reviews: More Options

Many of the Libraries' discipline-specific databases index scholarly book reviews.  For example, to find reviews of United States history books written by historians a user should search the library databases America: History & Life and/or Historical Abstracts. Keep in mind that most databases allow users to limit their searches to book reviews only.

Reviews of scholarly books (or monographs) are particularly important in certain text-heavy disciplines. The subject specialist librarians in these fields have created separate pages in their research guides for how to find book reviews:

The following databases also include book reviews:

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