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Book Reviews: History Reviews

A guide to finding book reviews

History Reviews

Note dates of book review coverage in parentheses.  If your book was published in 1957, for example, you will not find a review in America: History and Life, as its coverage begins in 1964.

To locate reviews in either of these databases: 1) Be sure you're on the Advanced Search screen. 2) Type the author and title of the book in the top two search boxes (no need to change default settings). 3) Click on "Book Review" in the drop-down "Document Type" window. 4) Click "search." Note: If a review is not full text, click on “Locate Journal Article” to see if the entire review is available in another database or if the review publication is in Simpson Library’s collection.

America:  History and Life (1964 to date)
An abstract database devoted to United States and Canadian history from earliest times to the present.

Historical Abstracts (1954 to date)
This abstract database covers all aspects of history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

You can also find reviews through the Quest search tool on the libraries' home page.  Quest allows users to find print and online resources through a single interface. Try a search on the title of the book (in quotation marks) and its author.