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This guide points to many sources for book reviews. Also, the databases for finding scholarly articles often also identify reviews in those journals.
H-Net Reviews is a good source for scholarly reviews.
In addition, the Web of Science (don't let the name fool you) allows you to track articles as they are cited through time and also identify book reviews.
Finding Scholarly Articles
First, you also want to know the different types of periodical articles.
These databases are starting points for finding journal articles for your papers.
- America History and Life. Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations & book reviews on US and Canadian history.
- Historical Abstracts. Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada).
- Black Studies Center. This includes Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, the International Index to Black Periodicals, Black Literature Index (good for primary sources also), and Black Abolitionist Papers.
One good strategy when you are searching the library catalog is to begin with a simple keyword search to identify one or more relevant books. Once you have located a relevant item, you can look at the item's Library of Congress Subject Headings within the item's full record tab and follow the subject heading links in the catalog to find other, similar or related books.
- Keyword Search: religion slavery "United States"
- Associated Subject Heading: "Slavery -- Religious aspects."
- Associated Subject Heading: "Slavery and the church -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century."
- Keyword Search: slave trade Savannah
- Associated Subject Heading: "Slave trade -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History -- 19th century."
- Keyword Search: Folktales slavery
- Associated Subject Heading: "African-Americans folklore"
- Keyword Search: slavery law "North Carolina" bibliography
You can also refine your results by using the facets on the left side of the screen.