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Below are resources for finding book reviews in history.
Book Review Index; 1965-present by
Call Number: Z 1035 .A1 B6
Publication Date: 1965
Location: 2nd floor Reference Collection. (Blue/yellow covers!) Citations to reviews listed alphabetically by author. Check the volume for the year in which book published as well as the next few years. A title index is included in back of each volume if author uncertain. Obtain full title of periodical from list of abbreviations in front of volume. Search the library catalog to see if we have journal and issue.
Book Review Digest; 1906-1999 by
Call Number: Z 1219 .B72
Publication Date: 1906-1999
Location: 2nd Floor Reference Collection. Citations to reviews listed alphabetically by author. Excerpts of some reviews included. A subject/title index found in back volume. Check the volume for the year in which book published as well as the next few years. To search the library catalog to see if we have periodical, get full title from list of abbreviations in front.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
JSTOR is a full text index to backfiles of selected academic journals, mainly in social science, among them, fifteen titles in history. Each journal is indexed from the first issue until 1993-95, depending on the journal. In the first search box at the top of the screen, type in the title of your book, and select "title" from the drop-down menu next to it. Under "Search in," check off "All History journals", and under "Include only," choose "reviews." Scroll down to the bottom and click "Search."
America: History and Life This link opens in a new window
Type the title of the book in quotation marks in the title field. The title of the journal in which the review has been published appears in the full entry. Reviews of books in history sometimes appear two or more years after the publication of the book. Search the library catalog to see if we have journal and year needed to obtain the full text of the review. Print volumes located on 3rd floor, index table #9, side A, cover from 1954-1995.
Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) This link opens in a new window
Choose from list of Indexes and Databases from the home page. Choose Advanced earch option, type field operator = terms relating to your search. After results are displayed click on Advanced Search and click on display number of search results. Next, you can refine your search by slecting facets including Social Sciences and "Reviews" to find book reviews. Check library catalog by Journal Title search to see if we have the journal listed in the citation.
Project MUSE - Standard Collection This link opens in a new window
1995/96 - present. Click "Search." In the search box at the top, type in your title in single quotation marks, the word "and," followed by the author's last name. Example: 'daybreak of freedom' and burns. At the bottom, check off the box next to Reviews in American History, and the circle next to search in titles, authors and subjects. Then select the "simple" search type option.
H-Net book reviews
The major listserv for research in history; includes book reviews.
This website lists all the reviews of books posted to the H-net group of history listservs. Click on either "1998 Book Reviews," "Search the H-Net Reviews", or "Browse the H-Net Reviews" on the left of the page.