Book Reviews

Reviews are important tools for describing and evaluating books, both fiction and non-fiction. Reviews for popular books usually appear within a few days or months of publication. Reviews for scholarly books usually take longer and normally appear within a year or two of publication. Online databases have made finding reviews faster, but we have many print resources that will assist you to find book reviews.


This guide will help you to identify and access highly recommended resources to locate book reviews.


Newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals all publish book reviews. Many disciplines have indexes that can be used to locate book reviews for that subject (literature, history, religion to name a few). Please refer to your specific subject on our Research by Subject page.

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