Book Reviews

Full-Text Reviews | Citations to Reviews

Full-Text Reviews

Academic Search Complete BU only
Contains citations to reviews of books from different disciplines, some with full text. Coverage from 1975-present. Limit "Document Type" to "Book Review."
Contains brief descriptive information for many titles.

JSTOR BU only (Archival collection--most recent few years not included)
Includes botany, ecology, economics, education, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, and sociology. Use Advanced Search, then check "Review" under the "Narrow Your Search To" area.

Reviews from a variety of newspapers, including the New York Times.

The New York Review of Books
Full text of selected reviews and articles.

The New York Times Book Review
A free collection of book reviews published in The New York Times since 1981.

New York Times Historical Backfile BU only
Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage 1851-2001.

Project Muse BU only
Humanities, social sciences, and mathematics journals from several university presses. Coverage from 1990-present. Use Advanced Search and limit "By Type" to "Review."

Reviews in American History BU only
Presents in-depth reviews of over thirty of the newest books in American history each issue. Published quarterly by Johns Hopkins University Press. Coverage March 1995-present.

Citations to Reviews

America: History and Life BU only
Contains citations to reviews of books on American history. Coverage from 1964-present. Limit to "Book Reviews."

Historical Abstracts BU only
Contains citations to reviews of books on world history. Coverage from 1954-present.

Periodicals Index Online BU only
Contains citations to retrospective reviews (before 1995) of books from different disciplines.

Readers' Guide Retrospective BU only
Contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States. Coverage 1890-1982. Limit "Document Type" to "Book Review."

Last Updated: 3/21/16