Book Reviews: Tips for Finding Book Reviews

Use Sterne Library resources to find book reviews.

Quick Start - Search Book Review Digest Plus

Book Review Digest Plus

Tips for Finding Book Reviews

First, note the book's author, title, and year of publication.

Searching Databases

  • Make sure the database covers the year the book was published.
  • Search for the book title or combine the title with the last name of the book's author.
  • To search for reviews of books about a topic, enter words describing the topic and try one of the following:
    • Look for an option (often under Advanced Search) to limit search results to book reviews.
    • If necessary, add the phrase book review or the word review.

Searching Print Book Review Indexes 

  • Check the volume(s) that covers the publication year of the book plus two to three years beyond the book's publication date.
  • Print sources usually list book reviews under the author's name, title of the book, or in a separate section for book reviews.

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