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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. The databases here can help you find good reviews published in established, credible sources.
US Newsstream by ProQuest enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic and public libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform.
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
JSTOR is an online archive of scholarly journals which contains high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Arts & Sciences Collection I, II and IV only.
Search 39 databases in one single search that cover many subjects including computing, nursing & allied health, health management, education, criminal justice, biology and general sciences, psychology and general social sciences - lots of full text.
Nexis Uni™, the new interface for Lexis/Nexis, features more than 10,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
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.