Book Reviews


This website publishes excerpts from book reviews from many different publications. It allows readers to search for novels by specific elements of plot, character, setting, style and theme.

Updated monthly, Bowker's Books in Print contains all U.S. books in print and about to be published as far as six months in advance. Also includes titles declared out of print from July 1979 to the present. Also provides approximately 600,000 full-text book reviews (as well as citations) as a complement to its 3.5 million title records. Books in Print reviews are indexed from over 40 sources.

Containing over 80 years of Wilson's Book Review Digest (print), this database provides excerpts and citations from 1905-1982 for fiction and nonfiction works in a variety of subject disciplines.

A comprehensive online index that contains over 5 million book review citations (full-text is not included). Reviews are cited from over 500 sources including national general interest publications, academic and professional publications, and newspapers.

This database offers a wide range of information on children's literature including full-text reviews. It contains more than 150,000 critical reviews of thousands of children's books (from board books to young adult novels) from 33 sources. The majority of the reviews are from 1993 to the present, and they are full-text searchable.

This is the online version of the print magazine CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. It provides reviews of significant books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education. This resource accesses the entire database of CHOICE reviews published since September 1988.