Book Reviews

General Sources

Current

Please note: The following general sources also cover many of the subject-specific fields.

Note:
1988-present. (BU only)
Please see Web of Science for description.
To find book reviews: select “Advanced Search”; then go  scroll to the pull-down menu for document type ; highlight “Book Review”.

Book Review Index.1965-present

An excellent general index to reviews of recent popular and academic books appearing in hundreds of publications from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. BRI includes citations for reviews of any type of book, periodical, or reference work which is at least 50 pages long (poetry, children’s and song books are exceptions to the 50 page rule.) The Index has two parts: the main section includes citations arranged alphabetically by the name of the book author; the second part is a title index.
(Mugar Reference XZ1035 .A1 F65)

Book Review Digest. 1905-present.

This work is mostly useful for identifying reviews of popular fiction and nonfiction rather than scholarly works. The title provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. To qualify for inclusion, the book must meet several criteria: published or distributed in the U.S. or Canada; a nonfiction book must receive reviews in two or more periodicals on the Digest selection list; a work of fiction must receive reviews from at least three of the periodicals on the list; reviews must appear within 18 months after the book was published. Generally no more than three or four reviews are excerpted, though a more complete list of review citations is included. The Digest has a subject-title index, which is cumulated annually and in five year cumulations.
(Mugar Reference X Z1219 F06)

(BU only)

This online version of Books in Print contains full-text reviews from several publications.

1964-present.

This journal contains the largest number of academic book reviews and is primarily consulted by college and university acquisition librarians.

(BU only)

dates vary-present.
A unique source, this full-text source covers the ethnic, minority and native American press.
To find book reviews: click on “Advanced Search”; in the “Type of Article” box enter “Book Review” (in Spanish, in the “Tipo de Artmculo” box, enter “Book Review” [sic]).

1974-present (print); 1983-present (electronic). (BU only)
This index includes over 150 English-language journals in the sciences.
To find book reviews: In the print edition, citations to book reviews are located in the last section of each volume; In the online version, select “Search Plus;” in the “Article type” box select “BOOK-REVIEW.” NOTE: this search will also find books reviewed by the author.

1974-present (print); 1983-present (electronic). (BU only)
This index–which includes only some full-text–covers almost 400 English-language journals in the broad field of the humanities, in addition to area studies, film, folklore, performing arts, religion and theology.
To find book reviews: In the print edition, citations to book reviews are located in the last section of each volume; In the online version, select “Search Plus;” in the “Article type” box select “BOOK-REVIEW.” NOTE: this search will also find books reviewed by the author.
(Mugar Reference X AI 3 H85M)

Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Wissenschaftlicher Literatur.-International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature.-Bibliographie Internationale des Recensions de la Littirature Savante (IBR). 1971-present.

Although cumbersome to use, this multi-volume set provides important access to book reviews in non-English language periodicals. This index is arranged by the author of the work being reviewed. There is also an index to the titles of the works reviewed, the reviewers, subjects, and periodicals. A useful index for book reviews not generally covered in Anglo-American sources.
To find book reviews in the print version: Find the Opera Recensa index, and look for the author of the book. This citation will direct you to a subject in the Index Rerum. In this volume, locate the subject and it will provide the citation for the review. The title of the periodical does not appear, only a number for the periodical listed in the Periodica index.
(Mugar Reference X Z5051 .I64)

Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur aus allen Gebieten des Wissens.-International Bibliography of Periodical Literature covering all Fields of Knowledge.-Bibliographie internationale de la Littirature Piriodique dans Tous les Domaines de la Connaissance (IBZ). 1963-present.

Companion set to the above entry, this source is organized by subject, with subject words given in German, French and English; there is also an author index. Book reviews are also indexed here. With a European focus, it sometimes covers periodicals and areas omitted by Anglo-American sources.
(Mugar Reference X AI9 F65)

dates vary-present. (BU only)
This full-text news database provides access to a broad geographic range of newspapers and journals, mostly published since the 1980s.
To find book reviews: select “News,” then “General News” (major English-language periodicals) or “U.S. News” (American English-language periodicals) or “World News” (international news sources) or “Foreign Language News” (sources in non-English languages); type “book review” in headline box. NOTE: The “Arts & Sports” section does allow you to limit to reviews; however, it indexes a very limited number of periodicals.
(http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe)

LIBRIS Artikeldatabas.

This product of the Swedish Royal Library indexes “50,000 [Swedish] articles and reviews in books, periodicals and yearbooks…registered for subject bibliographies produced through LIBRIS.”
To find book reviews: either select reviews in “Publication Type,” or enter terms in “Reviews of:”. (http://www.libris.kb.se/english/articles.database.html)

dates vary-present. (BU only)
Project Muse provides full-text access to the scholarly journals of several university presses. One can search each journal individually, a selection of those available, or all of them together.
To find book reviews: click on the “Advanced Search”; select “Within Author Reviewed” or “Title Reviewed.” You can also select in the Limit by Type box, “reviews.” NOTE: this may also find books reviewed by the author.
(http://muse.jhu.edu/muse.html)

1900-present (print); 1983-present (electronic). (BU only)
This classic index provides access to the contents of a wide variety of popular English-language magazines and journals.
To find book reviews: In the print edition, citations for book reviews are located in the last section of each volume; In the online version, select “Search Plus;” in the “Article type” box select “BOOK-REVIEW.” NOTE: this will also find books reviewed by the author.
(Mugar Reference X AI3 F05)

Repére.

1984-present.
Previously titled Point de Repére, this multidisciplinary source indexes Quebecois and French-language periodicals. This publication contains a separate book review index.
(Mugar Reference X AI7 P65)

1988-present. (BU only)
Please see Web of Science for a full description.
To find book reviews: select “Full Search”; then check off pertinent databases; select “General Search;” scroll to the bottom of the page and in the document type box select “Book Review”.
(http://isiknowledge.com/)

1974-present (print); 1983-present (electronic). (BU only)
This source–which contains only some full-text–covers over 500 English-language journals in the social sciences.
To find book reviews: select “Search Plus;” in the “Article type” box select “BOOK-REVIEW.” NOTE: this will also find books reviewed by the author.
(Mugar Reference X AI 3 S65M)

1988-present. (BU only)
This multidisciplinary database includes the Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index, which can be searched separately or concurrently. They can be searched by subject, author, journal and/or author address. In addition, you can search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.
To find book reviews: select “Full Search”; then check off pertinent databases; select “General Search;” scroll to the bottom of the page and in the document type box select “Book Review”.
(http://isiknowledge.com/)

Retrospective

Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals, 1886-1974.

A major multi-volume work, this set contains citations to reviews that appeared in more than 450 journals in the subject areas of history, political science and sociology. Entries in author volumes provide title and abbreviated citation to journal; entries in title volumes refer to the author entries. Does not include reviewers’ names.
(Mugar Reference X AI3 .C654)

Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Humanities Journals, 1802-1974.

Companion set to the above entry, this collection provides citations to reviews in an additional 150 periodicals covering the fields of philosophy, classics, folklore, linguistics, music and primarily, literature. Includes reviewers’ names but there is no index to reviewers.
(Mugar Reference XAI3 C652)

Current Book Review Citations, 1976-1982.

Although this annual index only appeared seven times, it is an excellent and eclectic source for reviews of fiction, non-fiction and foreign-language titles published in approximately 1,000 periodicals.
(Mugar Reference XZ1035 .A1 C86m)

Index to Book Reviews in England, 1775-1800.

The first work cites reviews of more than 3,000 titles published in 16 periodicals during the early years of book reviewing. The supplementary volume contains an index to reviews of almost 5,000 works of poetry, fiction and drama reviewed between 1775-1800. The reviews were almost always anonymous so no reviewer names appear.
(Mugar Reference X Z1035 A1 F675 1997)

Index to Book Reviews in the Humanities, 1960-1990.

Formerly a quarterly and later continued as an annual publication, this work indexed about 600 primarily English-language general and scholarly periodicals in the broad field of the “humanities,” except for archaeology, religion and theology. An asterisk before a citation indicates that earlier volumes also reviewed the title. This impressive publication was indexed by one individual and provides helpful access to publications not generally indexed elsewhere, including some non-English titles. The term “humanities” was originally defined to include history and some social science but beginning with the 1970 volume, the term was restricted to art, biography, personal narratives and memoirs, drama and dance, folklore, language, literature, music, philosophy, travel and adventure.
(Mugar Reference XZ1219 .F60)

dates vary. (BU only)
JSTOR (“Journal Storage”) provides access to the full text of approximately 200 journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.(The scope ranges from the first issue to recent years.) You can search each journal individually, a selection of those available, or all concurrently.
To find book reviews: in “Limit by type:” check off the “reviews” box.
(http://www.jstor.org/)

New York Times Book Review

1896-2004 (B.U. only)
This database contains the entire text of The New York Times including book reviews published before 2005.

Nineteenth Century Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1899; 1900-1922.

This index covers fifty-one American and British periodicals (1890-1899) with supplementary coverage for 14 journals from 1900-1922. The volumes have author, subject and illustrator indices, in addition to a title index to short stories, novels, plays, and poems. Review references are cited under the author of the book reviewed.
(Mugar Reference X AI 3 F44)

Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1881.

A major index to 470 British and American periodicals published during the 19th century. References to reviews of non-fiction books with defined subjects appear under those headings; fiction, poetry and drama appear under the author of the book reviewed.
(Mugar Reference XAI3 .E82R)

Times Literary Supplement Index, 1902-1980.

These five print volumes index this well-respected interdisciplinary British book review periodical.
(Mugar Reference X AP4 T45 Index)

Web Links

Please note: this is not a comprehensive list, only a representative selection of useful sites.

Index sites

AcqWeb’s Directory of Book Reviews on the Web. (index site)

Metasite that serves as an index to a large number of online English-language book review sites.

Journals or Indices (with significant book review sections)

Please note: Web sites for current print journals, usually contain only the recent table of contents on their Web site.

General Sources-Web and Print

Booklist (also in print: Mugar Z 1035 F09)

“Every year [they] review nearly 4,000 books for adults, more than 2,500 titles for children, more than 500 reference books and electronic reference tools, and 1,000 other audiovisual materials.” The searchable site contains some back issues.

Boston Review ( Mugar AP2 N48)

This “political and literary forum” includes a fair number of book reviews, primarily of works of poetry and fiction. Some back issues are available on the site.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe (BU only)

See annotation under “Current.”

New York Review of Books (also in print: Mugar Newspaper and Microfilm)

A biweekly interdisciplinary book review journal, whose site contains “a complete searchable index of the magazine’s contents from 1963 to the present. The site currently contains the full text of all pieces published in the Review since November 1996.”

Language/Subject Specific

Arts & Letters Daily

This humanities-oriented site provides links to book reviews and essays appearing in a wide variety of quality journals available online. It is updated six days a week, and has an archive.

CAA.Reviews

CAA Reviews, published by the College Art Association, is an online publication devoted to the peer review of new books relevant to the fields of art history..

Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews

ER publishes review articles of recently published books in education, covering the range of educational scholarship; the coverage is multi-lingual including English, Spanish and Portuguese titles.

H-Net Reviews

H-Net is an electronic forum for scholarly discussion in the humanities and social sciences. Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an online scholarly review journal. Each H-Net discussion network has its own review editor. Once posted to individual H-Net networks, reviews are posted to H-Review and archived on this site.

History Today (also in print: Mugar D1 F51)

Most of the book reviews appearing in the monthly history journal are available online.

Law and Politics Book Review

This is a searchable electronic journal, published by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. There is also an list of reviews (alphabetical by name of author of book reviewed). All reviews in this journal are available on this site.

The Medieval Review

TMR (formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review) publishes reviews of current books in medieval studies. “A board of distinguished review editors assists the editors in finding reviewers for books.” All reviews published are searchable and available on this site.

Subject-specific Sources

Africa

ASA Review of Books, 1975-1979.

This defunct annual publication of the African Studies Association was originally arranged by the book’s author; after 1977 the reviews were organized by subject.
(Mugar Z3501 A25M)

Africana Book Reviews, 1885-1945: An Index to Books Reviewed in Selected English-language Publications.

Lists 1,725 reviews appearing in 44 English-language journals. It is arranged by author of the book being reviewed and also contains a title index.
(African Studies Z3501 E35)

Book Review Index Africa,1971, 1978-1980.

Published by the University of Delhi, this source covers all of the periodicals held by that library. It provides author, subject and periodical indices.
(Mugar Z 3501 B65M)

Works in African History: An Index to Reviews, 1960-1974.

Lists book reviews and review essays (marked with *) of 442 books covering Sub-Saharan Africa. Covering about 75 journals, this volume is arranged by the author of the book being reviewed; there is no index. BU also has the third edition, which covers 1978-82.
(African Studies Z3508 H5 H46 1984) and (Mugar Z3508 H5 H46)

Art/Architecture

1929-present. (BU only)

This source covers articles on archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, crafts, motion pictures, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, and photography. There are two databases, which may be searched together or separately:
Art Index & Art Index Retrospective.
In the online version, select “Search Plus;” in the “Article type” box select “BOOK-REVIEW.” NOTE: this will also find books reviewed by the author.

Bibliography of the History of Art. 1973-present. (BU only)

In printed form, this is the successor to RAA (Répertoire d’art et d’archéologie), which ran from 1973 to 1989, and RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art), published from 1975 to 1989. The electronic format covers all three publications.
To find book reviews: select author and enter the name; after the search has run, select “LIMIT;” select “Form/Genre” and then “Review;” click on “Apply Limit.” NOTE: this will also find books reviewed by the author.

Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals. (BU only)


This source indexes forty-two art journals published in the US during the 19th century, providing nearly complete coverage of journals from this period.
To find book reviews: select “Advanced Search.;” in the first box, select “Keyword” and enter the author’s name, in the second box, select “Subject Word” and enter “review.” (To access the database, go to the Mugar Electronic Indexes page, and select Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals)

Economics, Military & Political Science

ABC POL SCI. 1969-present.

This print source includes “book reviews” as a category in the subject index. Within that section, the reviews are arranged by subject. There is no access by author, title, or reviewer.
(Mugar Reference X Z 7163 F69)

ABI/Inform Global (Proquest). 1999-present. (BU Only)

This database primarily contains business and management journals but also includes some health management and economics titles.
To find book reviews: select “Guided Search;” in search box type name of author or book title; from the pull-down “Article Type” field, choose “book review.”

EconLit (1992)

An official publication of the American Economic Association, this bibliography contains a subject index to economic literature in periodicals, essays, government publications, and dissertations. The electronic format, called EconLit (1990-present) is composed of the Journal of Economic Literature and the Index of Economic Articles in Journals and Collective Volumes.
To find book reviews: select “Set Other Limits,” in the “DT-Document Type” box select “BOOK-REVIEW.” (Mugar Reference XHB1 .F63)

Education

1929-present (print); 1983-present (electronic). (BU only)

This index–which includes some full-text from 1983-present–covers over 750 journals in the field of education. To find book reviews: in the online version, type keywords or an author name in the top text box, but leave the drop down as “Select a Field.” Then, type ”book review” in the next lower text box, and change that drop-down menu to “PZ DOCUMENT TYPE.”  The print edition (Mugar Reference X Z5813 F30) covers 1929-present, and
citations to book reviews are located in the last section of each volume.

ERIC. 1982-present.

The Educational Resources Information Center publishes this major index to education literature covering 1982-present. To find book reviews, select “Advanced Search,” enter keywords or an author’s name, and in the “DT-Document Type” box select “BOOK-OR-PRODUCT-REVIEWS.” The format available at http://www.eric.ed.gov/ also permits searching for book reviews in the same fashion. Corresponding print formats are Resources in Education (RIE) (Mugar Reference X LB1028 .F663) and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) (Mugar Reference X Z5813 F691). The latter, in print, covers from 1969-present.

Hispanic/Latin America

Guia a las Resenas de Libros de y sobre Hispanoamerica/A Guide to Reviews of Books from and about Hispanic America, 1972-1987.

The annotations in this guide are in English or Spanish. Summaries of the reviews, as well as citations are provided. The index is arranged alphabetically by author, with a title index.
(Mugar Reference X Z 1035 A1 G84)

1970-present. (BU only)

This source indexes material on United States-Hispanic and Latin-American topics from more than 400 scholarly journals worldwide, published in several languages. It is arranged by subject and also has an author index. Book reviews are located in a separate section, arranged alphabetically by the name of the author of the reviewed work.
To find book reviews: select “Advanced Search;” in the first box, select “Keyword” and enter the author’s name, in the second box, select “Subject Word” and enter “review.”
(Mugar Reference X Z1605 H49 F1401 or go to the Mugar Electronic Indexes page, and select HAPI)

History

1964-present. (BU only)

The pre-eminent index source for American history. From 1984 to 1988, the book reviews were in a separate section (Part B, Index to book reviews). For reviews after 1999, this index is only available on the Web.
To find book reviews: either in the Document Type box enter “book review” or click the magnifying glass to the right of the Document Type box and check “book review”.
(Mugar Reference X Z1201 F64 or http://sb2.abc-clio.com:81/)

C.R.I.S.: The Combined Retrospective Index Set to Journals in History, 1838-1974 .

Although this index is cumbersome to use and hard to read, it may contain information that is not available elsewhere. Book reviews can be found alphabetically by author, supplemented by title indexes.
(Mugar Reference X 6205 C18)

Historical Abstracts.

Unlike the companion ABC-CLIO set America: History and Life (see above), please note that this index to world history does not include book reviews.

Index to Book Reviews in Historical Periodicals.

Although it covers a short time span from 1972 to 1975, this index primarily covers U.S. history but also includes citations relating to other countries.
(Mugar Reference X 6205 B73)

Linguistics

Bibliographie linguistique de l’annie – Linguistic Bibliography for the Year. 1939-present.

Although slow to arrive (it can take up to three years to compile), the bilingual bibliography can be quite useful. It organizes records as “general,” related to linguistics, or by language. There is an index of authors, reviewers, editors, and people who are the subject of articles.
(Mugar Reference X Z7001 B53).

In paper through 1995 (known as Bulletin signaletique. 524, Sciences du langage 1969-1990), this indexing and abstracting source organizes entries through a classification scheme (given in both French and English). The abstracts are written in French or English. There are four indices (which include book reviews) in the back of each volume: journal, concept, language group, author.
Please note: This print version was continued by the electronic database, Francis, which unfortunately does not contain book reviews.
(Mugar Reference X Z7003 F61)

1967-present. (BU only)

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts ( formerly Language and Language Behavior Abstracts from 1967-1985) is international in scope. It includes citations and abstracts drawn from approximately 2,000 serials. The electronic version (1973-present) includes book reviews (and book review abstracts from 1973-1975).
To find book reviews: select “Set Other Limits;” in the “DT-Document Type” box select “BOOK-REVIEW.” (PLEASE NOTE: if you select “ABSTRACT-OF-BOOK-REVIEW” you will only retrieve reviews from 1973-1975.)
(Mugar Reference X P51 F67)

Literature

Bibliographie der Deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft. 1969-present.

This volume, and its predecessor, the Bibliographie der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft (1957-1968), covers German literary history. Review references follow entry for the book reviewed; contains an author index.
(Mugar Reference XZ2231 F57)

Bibliographie Ginirale de Littirature Comparie. 1949-1958.

Primarily a reprint of the bibliographies appearing in the Revue de littirature comparie (Mugar PN851 F21), with a cumulated annual author index. It covers studies in comparative literature published in all Western languages. Review references are entered both under the author of the book reviewed, and the author of the review.
(Mugar Reference X Z 6514 C7 F501)

French Periodical Index. 1973-1995.

Known also as Repertoriex, this print index covers French-language journals and newspapers and also some Canadian periodicals.
To find book reviews: search under “livre”: books are arranged alphabetically by title.
(Mugar Reference X AI7 F7)

Grundri_ zur Geschichte der Deutschen Dichtung aus den Quellen.

A comprehensive bibliography of German literature from the Middle Ages to 1830, this set includes some biographical and/or critical information on authors and their works; however, its primary value is in providing exhaustive information on primary sources, treatises, histories, biographical articles and critical articles. While each volume concludes with an index, the comprehensive index produced separately from the set and including the Neue Folge (see below) is very useful due to the inconsistent structure of the volumes. Review references follow the entry for the book reviewed.
(Mugar PT85 G7 1975; Index is in Mugar Reference X PT85 R3 1979).

Goedekes Grundri_ zur Geschichte der Deutschen Dichtung: Neue Folge (Fortf|hrung von 1830 bis 1880).

Supplementing the aforementioned source, these volumes cover 1830 to 1880, indexing references to authors and citing works of criticism on German literature. Review references follow the entry for the book reviewed.
(Mugar PT85 G73 1979M; Index is in Mugar Reference X PT85 R3 1979).

Index to Book Reviews in England, 1775-1800.

The first work cites reviews of more than 3,000 titles published in 16 periodicals during the early years of book reviewing. The supplementary volume contains an index to reviews of almost 5,000 works of poetry, fiction and drama reviewed between 1775-1800. The reviews were almost always anonymous so no reviewer names appear.
(Mugar Reference X Z1035 A1 F675 1997)

Literary Reviews in British Periodicals.

These three volumes cover 1789-1797, 1798-1820 and 1821-1826, respectively. Reviews are entered under the name of the author or “anonymous”. (Unfortunately, the volumes do not include a list of the periodicals indexed.)
(Mugar Reference X Z2013 W36).

MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures.

Please note: This major index to literature and literary criticism does not contain book reviews.

Music

Music Index. 1949-present.

This is a monthly index, cumulated annually. It covers approximately 185 music journals, in all languages. Review references are entered under “Book reviews” and are arranged alphabetically by the author of the book reviewed.
(Music Reference ML118 F49).

1966-present. (BU only)

Abstracts of Music Literature or Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale, is an international bibliography of articles, festschriften, congress and conference reports, and dissertations in the field of music.
Part I of the print format contains the book reviews.
To find book reviews in the electronic version: select “Search with Biblioline Professional” (advanced search); in “Publication Type” enter “REVIEW OF A BOOK, MONOGRAPH OR PAMPHLET.” (NOTE: This will give you articles written by the author, in addition to reviews of his or her books.)
(Music Reference ML 118 F67 or go to the Mugar Electronic Indexes page, and select

Philosophy & Religion

1949-present. (BU only)

Containing the Index to Book Reviews in Religion, this source is available only in electronic format.
To find book reviews: select “Set Other Limits; in the “PT-Publication Type” box select “Book-Review.”

Critical Review of Books in Religion. 1988-1996.

A compilation of book reviews, each volume has a few long essays, and many shorter ones. There are indexes to the authors of the books reviewed and to the reviewers.
(Theo Open Stacks BL1 C78)

FRANCIS. Bulletin Signalitique. 527, Histoire et Sciences des Religions. 1970-1994.

In paper through 1995, (known as Bulletin signaletique. 527, Sciences religieuses through 1978), this source indexes and abstracts most major religion journals, in English and other languages. Most abstracts are in French.
Please note: These paper editions were continued by the electronic version, Francis, which does not contain book reviews.
(Mugar Reference X Z7751 F70)

Index Islamicus, 1906-present

Issued quarterly and cumulated every five years, this index contains a book review section in European languages. The review listings are arranged alphabetically by title; there are name indices for the author of the book and the reviewer.
(Mugar Reference XZ 7835 .M6 F59)

Methodist Reviews Index 1818-1985.

The journals Methodist Review, Methodist Quarterly Review, United Brethren Review, Religion in Life, and the Quarterly Review: A Scholarly Journal for Reflection on Ministry are covered by this index. The years 1818-1885 are also included in the

database. To find book reviews: select “Set Other Limits; in the “PT-Publication Type” box select “Book-Review.”
(Theo Reference Z7845 M5 M48)

Muslim World Book Review. 1980-1991.

A quarterly journal, this defunct publication presented “the Muslim viewpoint on books and issues which concern Islam and Muslims.”.
(Mugar DS35.3 .M88)

1994-present (B.U. only)


This database includes more than 64,000 book review citations since 1994 and almost 9,000 earlier citations.
(Mugar Reference X Z7127 F67)

Psychology & Sociology

Index of Psychoanalytic Writings. 1893-1952.

This ten-volume set indexes psychoanalytic writing appearing from 1893-1952. Items are arranged alphabetically by author; review references follow the entry for the reviewed book.
(Mugar Reference X Z7204 .P8 F56).

Mental Health Book Review Index. 1956-1972.

Published semi-annually through 1960, and annually thereafter, this source indexes book reviews appearing in English-language periodicals in the behavioral sciences.
(Mugar Reference XZ 6664 .N5 F561).

  1940-present.

This source contains book review summaries (the sources are cited in full) in the second section, entitled “Books and reviews.” It covers books on psychological measurement and testing, published in English-speaking countries.

This major database for psychological literature  includes book reviews.

1952-present. (BU only)

This source covers the literature in theoretical and applied sociology. The print format includes book reviews in the International Review of Publications in Sociology (IRPS). The electronic format contains abstracts of journal articles from Sociological Abstracts since 1974 and Social Planning/Policy and Development Abstracts (SOPODA) since 1979.
To find book reviews: select “Set Other Limits;” in the “DT-Document Type” box select “BOOK-REVIEW.” (Mugar Reference X HM1 F52).

Women’s Studies

Contemporary Women’s Issues. 1992-present. (BU only)

This database, which is international in scope, covers such topics as health and reproductive issues, development, human rights, arts and media, customs, family life, violence, and legal issues.
To find book reviews: , check the  ”Book Author” button; under “Article Type” scroll down to  ”Book Review.”

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index. 1994-present. (BU only)

The index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
To find book reviews: select “Advanced Search;” in “Article Type enter “book review,” in “Author” enter the name of the author.

Women’s Studies International. 1972-present. (BU only)

An aggregator of the content of ten databases, this resource includes European Women from the Renaissance to Yesterday, Women of Color and Southern Women, Women, Race and Ethnicity, Women’s Health and Development, Women’s Studies Database, and Women’s Studies Abstracts.
To find book reviews: type in the book title; scroll down to the Document Type field and highlight   “Book Review.” If you enter the name of the author of the book,  you will retrieve articles written by the author, in addition to reviews of his or her books).