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Reference Sources in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Biographies, book reviews, dictionaries, directories, dissertations, encyclopedias, news and newspapers, polls, and style manuals. See individual subject guides for more specialized, subject-specific reference sources.

Book Review Indexes

Databases with Book Reviews

Below are some of the major multidisciplinary databases that tend to be the easiest to find book reviews in, usually by allowing you to limit your search to book reviews in the advanced search form. But almost all article databases include book reviews, so you may also want to check some of the article databases specific to your subject. For literary criticism, check the Literature subject guide.