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Several of the many resources for locating book reviews in the Drew University Library are shown below. In almost all cases, after you have chosen a source appropriate to the type of book you are researching, your search should begin in a volume or database containing the year of publication of the book. From there proceed into the next two or so years to locate later reviews.

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Academic Search Premier and Proquest Research Library
Index a wide variety of journals, magazines and newspapers; some full text included. Try putting your book title in quotes. You can also add AND reviews to your search. Tabs let you limit your results to Academic or Scholarly journals.

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Lexis-Nexis Academic
Full text of major and regional newspapers, news transcripts, arts news, etc. Search by title and author, and add 'review' to the search to limit it.

Online
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Literature Resource Center
Excerpts reviews and critical writings on literary works.

Online
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Reader's Guide Retrospective , 1890-1983
Indexes book reviews of serious fiction and scholarly works in popular magazines. Some records link to full text. Retrospective covers 1890-1983.

Reference
Z1219 .C95

Book Review Digest
Indexes and excerpts reviews from 1910-1994.
Especially useful for older material.

Reference
Z1035 .A1 B6

Book Review Index
Coverage from 1965-present.

Online
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Literature Criticism Online:

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
    Excerpts reviews and critical writings about items of literature from the time of publication, or from the 19th or 20th century.

Online
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ATLA Religion Database plus ATLA Serials
Indexes from 1949-current. Includes ATLA's Index to Book Reviews in Religion, and reviews from The Methodist Reviews Index, 1818-1985

 

 

Library Subscription databases are available to Drew users from the Research Resources page http://www.drew.edu/library/research . Guests may access the databases from the public computers in the Library. If you cannot locate the review you need, consult the reference counter. For more extensive literary criticism, again ask at reference or see our help sheet on literary criticism sources.