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Book Reviews: Book Reviews

Where to find book reviews at the Centennial Library.

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Reviews in Print

Book Review Index (1965 - present) is available in print at the Centennial Library (call no. # R 028 B726). It features the following:

  • reviews arranged by author
  • cumulations of reviews published annually
  • gives citations but not summaries of reviews
  • indexed by title
  • indexes of hundreds of publications
  • lists periodical abbreviations at beginning of volume 

* When searching for reviews, start with the year the book was published, and be sure to check a few years before and after the date. See the example at right.

Book Review Digest (1905-98) is also available in print at the Centennial Library (call no. # R 028 B724). It features the following:

  • arranged alphabetically by author
  • published monthly with bound annual cumulations and five-year index
  • provides summaries to book previews and citations to reviews (see example at right)
  • requires two published reviews for a non-fiction book, four reviews to include a fiction book
  • indexed by subject and title
  • indexes over 80 periodicals
  • lists periodical abbreviations at beginning of volume

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