Use Library Search to find books owned by Temple University Libraries.
If Temple does not own the book, you can request it from another library via E-Z Borrow or ILLiad.
Historiographical essays provide the context within which contemporary historians continue a "conversation" begun by earlier scholars. Tracking down a good historiographical essay is perhaps the most efficient way to identify important works and critical debates on your topic.
Keep in mind that many important historiographical essays are published in the secondary journal literature, so don't forget to search the most important abstracting and indexing databases in history (listed below) and the journal History Compass:
The core history journal databases —
All can be useful for finding scholarly book reviews. These databases cover, in addition to book reviews, scholarly journal articles, dissertations, editorials, and speeches, so be sure to limit your search to "Book Review" in both America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts, and to "Reviews" in JSTOR. You might try searching for the keywords "book" AND "review" in separate search boxes, or enter the phrase "review article" into a single search box.
The following are dedicated book review databases: