Book reviews provide descriptions and evaluations of published works. Reviews should place the book in the framework of the subject in general and possibly, other books on the topic.
New York Times, Historical (1851-3 years ago)
New York Times Book Review (2001-to date)
EBSCOhost You may choose one or more databases to cross-search depending on the topic of your book. While some of these databases are indexes/abstracts, they may link to other available full text
Amazon will often tell you who the author is, books that cite your
book, editorial comments you can research further.
Book review digest (1922-2008 ) Ref Z1035.A1 B58
Book review index (1965-2007) Ref Z1035.A1 B6
Combined retrospective index to book reviews in scholarly journals, 1886-1974 Z1035.A1 C6
Index to book reviews in historical periodicals (1972-1976) D20.B73
Index to book reviews in the humanities (1960-1987) Z1035.A1 I63
Other book review resources can be found by checking the Library's catalog for book reviews under a general subject search, eg. History - Book reviews.
Use the publication date as a reference point when looking for reviews. For the most part, general reviews will appear within the first few months of publication. Scholarly reviews may take up to a year or more to appear.
Use the publication date of the hardback edition if you have a paperback which was published later.
In a few cases, a book may have been published earlier in another country under a different title.
When searching our online databases it may help to: