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Book Reviews: Overview

Finding Book Reviews

Finding published book reviews from reliable sources can be a challenge in the online environment. Use these titles to find almost any review published in established, credible sources.

Podcasts fron Inside NY Times Book Reviews

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Most Used Databases for Finding Book Reviews

Academic One File - (InfoTrac) Gale database. Click on the Advanced Search tab (above the search box). Enter the author name or title of the book/ movie | scroll down to Document Type and scroll to select Book Review - (or way down to select Movie Review).

Academic Search Complete - (EBSCO) - WSU. Click on the Advanced Search link. Enter the author name or title of the book/ movie | scroll down to Document Type and select Book Review - (or down to select Entertainment Review).

New York Review of Books - selected reviews

New York Times on the Web Books - Books and authors from reviews, news, and interviews in the New York Times back to 1981.

ProQuest Newsstand - Access to over 1300 newspapers full text.. Go to the Advanced Search tab | Enter the book's author or title in the search box | In the box for multiple databases, use the drop down menu to select News - National Newspapers. At the left, bottom of the screen, click on More Search Options | Use the drop down menu for Document Type, scroll to Review and select the type of review you need (book, play, movie, etc.)

Quarterly Black Review -  focusing on books of interest to African-Americans

Washington Post Book World - Washington Post Sunday book review section

More Databases

Specialized Reviews

H-Net Reviews - very current reviews from the Humanities and Social Sciences Online Network (free source)

Literary Criticism - from the Internet Public Library. Contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.