Book Reviews

Book reviews, ranging from simple summaries to in-depth critical analyses and evaluations, provide useful information for readers and researchers. Search in the databases listed here to find reviews of books that interest you.

Read book reviews to:

  • Find out what others have said about the book
  • Identify controversies about the book
  • Find out how the book relates to other works
  • Find out what’s being published in your field of interest
  • Easily identify new books for future reading (or books to avoid!)

The databases listed below will help you find reviews published in scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers. In general, search for book reviews in article databases using the “advanced search” mode and limit by publication type to “book review” or “review.”

UCSD Only Resources with this icon may be accessed through on-campus computers, including those located in the Libraries. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCSD students, faculty, and staff.


Book Review Databases
General Article Databases Subject Article Databases

BOOK REVIEW DATABASES
Book Review Digest Plus UCSD Only
Book Review Digest Retrospective UCSD Only

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GENERAL ARTICLE DATABASES THAT INCLUDE BOOK REVIEWS *
Academic Search Complete UCSD Only
JSTOR UCSD Only
Periodicals Index Online UCSD Only
Project Muse UCSD Only
Web of Knowledge UCSD Only

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SUBJECT ARTICLE DATABASES THAT INCLUDE BOOK REVIEWS *
ABELL: Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature UCSD Only
Alternative Press Index and Archive UCSD Only
America: History and Life UCSD Only
Business Source Complete UCSD Only
Children's Literature Review UCSD Only
EconLit UCSD Only
Ethnic NewsWatch UCSD Only
Historical Abstracts UCSD Only
PsycINFO UCSD Only
Social Sciences Full Text UCSD Only
Sociological Abstracts UCSD Only

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* Partial listing. For other databases which may index book reviews, please consult:

  • Subjects A-Z recommended Social Sciences & Humanities databases by broad subject areas
  • Databases A-Z all databases, arranged by title

See help screens within each database for details. 


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