Book Reviews

Major Research Tools

Full-text, Index

Tool that allows you to search across many library databases simultaneously (including the Library Catalog).

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

Other Suggested Research Tools


Coverage: September 1988-present

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


Coverage: 1994-present

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


Coverage: varies

Full text of newspapers, business and popular magazines, law reviews, and legislative sources.


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.


Coverage: 1851-2013

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2013. (For an electronic version of articles from 2014 forward, use LexisNexis Academic.)


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

Full-text, Index

Coverage: 1902-2009

Index and full text of the Times Literary Supplement (London), an important source of reviews of books, plays, and films. To search three English news databases at once, use the Gale NewsVault. To simultaneously search this resource along with The Times of London Digital Archive, Eighteenth Century Collections Online Vols. I & II, and the 17th & 18th Burney Collection of newspapers, use the Artemis Primary Sources search interface.