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Find Book Reviews
Introduction

To Find a Book Review, it is a good idea to have the following bibliographic information about the book:

  • the Author's name
  • title of the book
  • the date the book was written OR
  • the date of the first edition of the book

The bibliographic information is found on the title page and the back (also called verso) of the title page.

If you don't have a copy of the book on hand when you start your search for a review, search Our Catalogue.

 
By Subject

Book Reviews in English

Academic Search Complete (ASC) 1887 - present
To limit your search to book reviews, click Advanced Search and highlight Book Review in the box next to “Document Type.”

Canadian Book Review Annual CBRAonline 1975 - present
CBRA searches specifically for book reviews on Canadian material. To find a book review, search the tile and/or author of the work of interest.

Canadian Newsstand Varies; 1985 - present
To limit your search to book reviews, type words from the title, followed by AND book review into the search bar.

CBCA Complete Canadian Business & Current Affairs Index: 1971 - present; full text: 1985 - present.  
To limit your search to book reviews, click Advanced Search, select More Search options and then highlight Book Review in the box next to “Document Type.”

Literature Resource Center (LRC) LRC, Scribner Writer Series, and Twayne Author's Series Coverage varies  
To limit your search to book reviews, click Advanced Search and check Reviews and News bellow the “by content type” section. Or, search words from the title, click Search, and then select the Reviews and News tab.

For more information on finding Book Reviews for books published before 1980, see below

 
Published before 1980

To find reviews of books published between 1800-1980, you may

1) Search JStor on the Journal Databases page. JStor is a fulltext archive of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. JStor is also a unique e-journal database of complete backfiles of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences.

 

2) Select a Print Index from the list below and search by the author's name or the title of the book.

 

For help using these indexes or finding journals in the Library, ask at the Reference Desk, Murray Library.