Database List

The following 8 databases are best for: Book Reviews

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Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson)    
Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.
  • Coverage Range: 1983 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Book Review Digest Retrospective (H.W. Wilson)    
Book Review Digest Retrospective is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1903-1982
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Choice Reviews Online    
Contains reviews of books and electronic products from all disciplines.
  • Coverage Range: 1988 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: American Library Association
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
JSTOR    
An interdisciplinary archive of over 600 journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Coverage Range: Historical & current publications up to 1 - 5 years from current date
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ITHAKA (JSTOR)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text    
Indexes selected library and information science journals, books, conference proceedings, theses, and pamphlets. Also a good source for book reviews in all fields.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson)    
Full text of articles from nearly 3,000 publications (many of them peer-reviewed). Over 500 podcasts and video podcasts on a range of art, humanities and science subjects. Graphical content in ASCII or PDF format.
  • Coverage Range: 1982 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PsycINFO    
A comprehensive index to international psychology literature in journals, books, and book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
  • Coverage Range: 1887 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Sociological Abstracts    
Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers Advanced search tools include Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms, an aid for picking search terms.
  • Coverage Range: 1963 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest