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Online Book Reviews from the Library
Use these library databases to find book reviews from a wide variety of publications, including scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers.
Academic Search Ultimate Academic Search Complete is a great place to start your search for both popular and scholarly reviews.
CHOICE Reviews CHOICE Reviews Online publishes reviews provided by subject experts on books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education.
Literary Reference Center Plus
- Why search here?
Literary Reference Center Plus provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
- What's included?
It includes literary journals and reference books; literary study guides; plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; author biographies; author interviews; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; and classic books.
Gale Literary Sources Includes resources on literary topics, authors, and their works. Includes scholarly articles, topic overviews, book reviews, biographical essays as well as poems and short stories.
Share Your Favorite Books
Goodreads is a social network for book lovers and is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. It has more than 8,400,000 members who have added more than 300,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more.
Book Reviews on the Web
Below is a selection of high-quality web resources that feature book reviews in both longer and shorter formats. For critical and review essays, take a look at sources like the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books and TLS. For shorter reviews, see sources like Kirkus Reviews.