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Lexis-Nexis is an invaluable source for reviews of foreign-language books, particularly for recently published books. To find book reviews of foreign-language books through Lexis-Nexis, follow the search outlined below.
IFB: Informationsmittel für Bibliotheken
Edited by Dr. Klaus Schreiber of the Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek in Stuttgart, Germany, this online source of reviews of scholarly books on all areas of the humanities and social sciences has come to be one of the best book selection sources on the Internet for academic librarians. All issues are archived by date of issue. Within a given issue reviews are located under major subject headings. Although most of the titles reviewed are in the German language, increasingly works in other languages are also being reviewed in this source.
Reference Reviews Europe Online is a quarterly version of IFB in which selected reviews are abstracted and translated into English by a group of North American abstractors/translators. Reference Reviews Europe Annual (028.12 R259) represents, in a print version, a cumulative selection of the abstracted reviews from Reference Reviews Europe Online.
The Medieval Review (formerly Bryn Mawr Medieval Review)
Since 1993, The Medieval Review (TMR; formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review) has been publishing reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies, a field it interprets as broadly as possible. The electronic medium allows for very rapid publication of reviews, and provides a computer searchable archive of past reviews, both of which are of great utility to scholars and students around the world.
Other online sources:
alibris is "the world's most comprehensive source of used, new, and hard-to-find books. Our proprietary technology and advanced logistics enable us to offer books from independent booksellers, publishers, and distributors to institutions and consumers around the world. San Francisco company with a database of over 25 million used books, manuscripts, maps, photos, prints, and autographs."
AntiQBook brings together more than 400 independent booksellers from all over the world. You can search their pages free of cost for over 3.8 million books and then order them directly from your bookseller. Strong areas are books from European booksellers, many of them specialist antiquarian booksellers.
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Bibliophile.net is a collective of International stores, with 2.3 million out of print and rare books listed. Quite a good percentage are not listed on the other services
BookFinder.com offers a selection of over 40 million new, used, rare and out of print. Users can search for books by language (English, French, German and Italian).
ChooseBooks collects together the catalogues of over 520 sellers with over 2.5 million items listed for sale. in English, German, French & Spanish.
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers list over 2000 booksellers in 20 countries, with a search form that can accept foreign characters.
Powell's is an independent bookstore with a vast inventory of books on all subjects. The website features author interviews and literary news.
Tomfolio is a collective of more than 100 used and antique book stores throughout the world with most being located in the U.S.
Biblioroom is a collection of French bookstores. The site is in English or French.
Chapitre.com is one of the largest online sources for new, used, out-of -print and rare French-language books. The site is in French.
Galaxidion is a megasite for French-language materials. The site is in French.
Livre-Rare-Book lists 273 bookstores for used, rare and out-of-print French books. The site is in French.
Librairie Rutebeuf offers used, rare, and out-of-print French Academic Books, including works of and on literature. The site is in French.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France offers a number of catalogues of its collections through the World Wide Web and Telnet. The Web catalogues offer instructions in English.
This portal enables users to simultaneously search numerous European collections online, including BN-OPALE PLUS (France), the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Europe, and The Collection of Rare Audio Records. Users can also tailor their searches to just a few selected collections, if preferred.
A new (as of April 2006), centralized online catalog to the following specialized city libraries of Paris: la Bibliothèque administrative, la Bibliothèque des Archives de Paris, la Bibliothèque des Arts graphiques, la Bibliothèque du cinéma, la Bibliothèque Forney, la Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris, la Bibliothèque des littératures policières, la Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand, la Bibliothèque du Tourisme et des voyages, and le Centre de documentation sur les métiers du livre.
This catalog offers access to the holdings records of 65 Parisian lending libraries.