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Book Reviews: Using Print Sources to Find Book Reviews

Print Book Reviews

What is a Print Index?

Historically, review sources were listed in print-based indexes. Most indexes are now online. However, print-based book review indexes enable access to reviews written prior to the 1990s. 

How to Locate Reviews (Print or Online)

To find items in an index, you can typically search by "main entry", which in most cases is the author's (or editor's) last name, and then by the item's title.

To find items in an online index, it is simplest to use the author's last name and one or two distinctive terms/words from the title.

Need Help?

For help using these indexes or finding journals, ask at any Library Services Desk.


Information About Print Indexes

A Print Index usually will not contain the actual review within it. Rather, it will let you know in which journals reviews of a particular book are located. Once you find your indexed results, you then need to find the journals to read the reviews. 

When using one of the Print Indexes from the list below, you can search by the author's last name or the title of the book. For help using these indexes or finding journals in the library, ask at the Research Help Desk on the first floor of the Murray Library.