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Subject Indexes/Databases

The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of print and electronic resources which index reviews of books.

Subject Indexes/Databases with Reviews

We have numerous periodical indexes, both printed and electronic, in specific subject areas that point to book reviews. The following list is restricted to some of the major subject-specific electronic databases which provide book reviews. (These databases can also be accessed via the Databases page.)
Black, Ethnic, and Minority StudiesInternational Index to Black Periodicals
Business: Business Source Complete
Communication: Communication & Mass Media Complete
History: America History and Life; Historical Abstracts
Literature: Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
Mathematics: MathSciNet
Music: International Index to Music Periodicals
Nursing and Health Sciences: Alt-Health Watch
Philosophy: Philosopher's Index
Physical and Life Sciences: BIOSIS Previews
Religion: ATLA Religion Database; Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

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