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Book Reviews: Reviews in Reference Books

A guide to finding book reviews

Reviews in Reference Books

Note dates of book review coverage in parentheses.  If your book was published in 1890, for example, you will not find a review in Book Review Digest, as its coverage begins in 1905.

Book Review Digest (1905 to date). REFB Z 1219 .C96
Lists book reviews from American, Canadian, and British magazines and newspapers. Includes excerpts from many of the reviews. Be sure to check annual volumes corresponding to a book's publication date, as well as 1 to 2 succeeding volumes.

Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals, 1886-1974. REFB Z 1035 .A1 C64
Includes references to more than 1,000,000 reviews in some 450 scholarly journals.

National Library Service Cumulative Book Review Index, 1905-1974. REFB Z 1035 .A1 N35
Cites book reviews from the periodicals Choice, Library Journal, and Saturday Review. Includes references to reviews listed in the Book Review Digest (see above).