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Book review journals & databases

Choice Reviews Online 
Find reviews of academic books for higher education, 1998-present. Access is limited to one user at a time. If site content is unavailable, try again later.

New York Review of Books
Read book reviews and essays from 1963-present.

Book Review Index Online
Explore a comprehensive online index of book reviews from thousands of publications from 1965-present. Includes the Times Literary Supplement, New York Times, New York Review of Books, Kirkus, and Choice.

Other databases with book reviews

Many library databases can search specifically for book reviews published in academic journals, magazines, newspapers and other publications. Limit your search to book reviews or revies (often under document or item type).

Academic Search Complete
Find book reviews in popular and scholarly resources including journals, magazines, and newspapers, 1980 to present.

JSTOR
Search for book reviews in leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Periodical Archives Online
Find book reviews in journals published between 1802 and the 1990s. 

Readers’ Guide Retrospective
Search for book reviews published in the most popular general-interest periodicals in the United States, 1890-1982.

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