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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 want to know the different types of periodical articles.
These databases are important starting points for religious studies research.
- ATLA Religion Database. Major index to journal articles, book reviews, and essay collections in the field of religion.
- ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
Covers over 200 periodicals publishing articles on the faith and practice of Catholics and Catholicism. The print back file, from 1930 - 2008, is in Davis Library Reference, Row 16.
- Index Islamicus
"The international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world".
- Index to Jewish Periodicals
Covers over 220 journals studying Jewish affairs and Judaism around the world. The print back file, from 1963 - 2008, is in Davis Library Reference, Row 16.
- Philosospher's Index. Major index of scholarly journals, books, and book reviews in the many fields of philosophy.
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: ancient Mediterranean religions
- Keyword: ethnology religion Europe
- Keyword: Islam Africa bibliography
You can also refine your results by using the facets on the left side of the screen.