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Book Review Resources

Features resources for locating reviews of books. Helpful for library collection development.

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Guide Credits

Shirley Horbatt is the original author of this guide, which she updated through March 2016.

Guide Editor

Jennifer Stevenson edited and updated this guide Fall 2022.

Recommended Online Book Review Databases

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Book Review Resources

Need to find a book review?  

The Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons (NTLC) subscribes to several online book review resources.  

Why not use Wikipedia? Since Wikipedia is an open-source resource, anyone (perhaps a subject expert, a non-expert, or even someone playing a prank) can create or edit a Wikipedia article. On the other hand, reference books go through an editing and often a fact-checking process, which lends a level of trustworthiness to the information provided.  

This guide provides some recommendations for reference resources that contain book reviews.