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Book Review Sources

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ARBA Online    
Detailed, qualitative, signed reviews of English-language reference works in any format, back to 1997. Searchable by keyword and broad discipline.
English language reviews of fiction, nonfiction, social science and general science books. The reviews are selected from journals in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and library review media.
Book Review Index Plus  (1965+)  
Guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.
Information on publications, including in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audios and videos. Provides book reviews.
CAA Reviews  (1998+)  
Substantial and scholarly book reviews of new art monographs and exhibitions. Published by the College Art Association, the professional organization for art historians, artists, students and museum professionals. Reviews are searchable and can be browsed by subject.
CHOICE reviews of academic titles in all fields.
Ebsco Academic Search  (1975+)  
Multi-disciplinary database providing abstract & indexing with select full text for many core scholarly journals as well as popular press periodicals
Annotations of over 16,000 reference works in all fields, from biographical compendia and language dictionaries to specialized encyclopedias, handbooks, and bibliographies. Can be browsed by discipline & type of tool, or else searched by keywords and other criteria. Online-only successor to the American Library Association's Guide to Reference Books, which appeared in 11 previous editions starting in 1902. New and revised entries are being added regularly, and links are provided to electronic resources.
H-Net Reviews  (1993+)  
Online scholarly reviews in the social sciences and humanities.
Combination of International Index, Social Sciences & Humanities Index, Humanities Index, and Social Science Index
Full text archive of core journals in select disciplines. Journal issues from the most recent 3-5 years are usually NOT available electronically through JSTOR.
Comprehensive database of legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; case law from 1789 to present; current and historical statutes and regulations from 1980 forward. Provides full text of many major global, national, and regional newspapers. For comparisons between Lexis-Nexis Academic and Factiva see
London Review of Books  (1979+)  
Electronic edition of the New York Review of Books, with full text access back to 1963.
Project Muse    
Full-text articles from more than 100 scholarly journals in history and the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences
ProQuest Research Library  (Mid 1970s+. (Highly selective earlier coverage))  
Abstracting, indexing, and select full text of many core scholarly journals, magazines and major newspapers for information on a broad range of subjects.
Readers' Guide  (1890+; Select Full Text 1992+)  
Indexing and abstracting of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals.
Online version of the Times Literary Supplement; includes the full text of book reviews, letters, poems and articles.

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