Finding Book Reviews


Print Sources (starting with 1900)

  • Book Review Digest (1965-present, also online )
    Shelved near the Circulation Desk on the first-floor of Benner Library
    About the Book Review Digest

  • Book Review Index (1905-2010, also online: 1983-present)
    Shelved near the Circulation Desk on the first-floor of Benner Library
    About the Book Review Index

  • Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature (1900-2011)
    Shelved near the Instruction Lab on the first-floor of Benner Library
    About the Reader’s Guide (including link to some online content from early 1900s)

Online Sources (popular & scholarly reviews)

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials: Scholarly reviews. Under “Publication Type,” choose “Review.”

  • Summon: Search most of Benner Library’s databases at once, then limit “content Type” to “Book Review”

  • JStor: Scholarly reviews. Narrow the “Item Type” to “Reviews.”

  • Academic Search Premier Popular and scholarly reviews; under “Document Type,” Choose “Book Review.”

  • Choice Reviews Online Reviews by librarians and faculty—includes readership level.