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Finding Book Reviews: Databases


In addition to the multidisciplinary sources listed below, many subject specific indexes will cite reviews of scholarly books (though some major indexes do not). First search E-Research Tools by Discipline, select a subject (e.g., Psychology), then try the Recommended Databases -- as they usually include the pricipal indexes for a subject discipline (e.g., PsycCRITIQUES is a database of book reviews in Psychology).



When searching in databases, try these handy tips for better results:

  • Use quotes to search for phrases.
  • Also try searching for the name of an author along with the book title.
  • Determine when the book was written. Something written in 1952 will not have a review available in a database covering only more recent publications.

Using Find @ UNC

If an article search comes back that we don't have an item:

1) Click the button

2) If available, click an article link, if not, click the journal link

3) If not available online, then Search the UNC Libraries' catalog by Title/ISSN to see if we have the journal in print.

4) If none are available, click the request via interlibrary loan link