Major Research Tools


Full-Text, Index
Tool that allows you to search across many library databases simultaneously (including the Library Catalog).

Tools and tips for finding book reviews

Skillman's guide to resources for locating book reviews and tips for searching them.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Choice Reviews Online


Coverage: September 1988-present

Brief reviews of books and electronic resources for academic libraries. Also includes all editorial content from Choice magazine.

H-Net Reviews

Coverage: 1994-present

Scholarly reviews of books and other materials in the humanities and social sciences from the H-Net discussion networks.

New York Review of Books

Coverage: 1963-present

Full text of the New York Review of Books back to its first issue. Includes lengthy book reviews plus essays by major writers on politics, literature, and culture.

New York Times historical backfile


Coverage: 1851-2019

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2019.

Readers' Guide Retrospective


Index of articles published in many different popular press magazines from 1890 through 1982.

TLS Historical Archive

Full-Text, Index
Coverage: 1902-2014

Index and full text of the Times Literary Supplement (London), an important source of reviews of books, plays, and films.