The most important thing to know when you are looking for a book review is the date that the book was published since reviews usually appear within a year or two of publication. If you do not know the date of publication and do not have a copy of the book, check the library catalog. If the book is not in the library catalog, consult a reference librarian.
Here are two good starting points.
For more indexes and full-text databases for finding books reviews, see Book review research tools
If you used an index to locate references to reviews, you then need to see if the library has the magazine, journal, or newspaper in which the review was published. Perform a journal title search in the library catalog for the title of the magazine, journal, or newspaper (not the title of the article). If you need assistance, ask at the research help desk.
Still can’t find a review?
If you’re looking for reviews of a scholarly book and can’t find anything in the sources listed above, you can sometimes use subject-specific indexes to locate reviews in scholarly journals. Consult a reference librarian for assistance.
A few last tips