Book Review Index Online now available

Written by Jon Ritterbush, Electronic Resources Librarian

Book Review Index Online is now available among the library’s list of “Databases & E-Resources.”  This resource will be of interest to researchers looking for critical reviews of literature, but also to faculty who are looking for reviews prior to submitting their purchase recommendations to the library.

One way to access the Book Review Index Online is from our homepage ( Just mouseover Research Tools and click on Databases & E-resources to access the alphabetical list of resources:

Alphabetical links
Alphabetical list

Click on B to locate the Book Review Index Online.

This database provides a searchable index of book reviews dating back to 1965.

Although Book Review Index Online does not include full-text reviews, its results do include links to other databases which may contain full-text reviews.  Look for the “Locate the full text of this item” link below each book review citation.  The database also offers persistent links to search results and citations, such as this example: a result set of book reviews on The Kite Runner.