Answered By: Gina Bolger
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2019     Views: 84


There are many good sources for book reviews. For short reviews, start with our own online catalog—If and when you find the book in our catalog, click on the “Reviews & more” link (on right side of page), if there is one. This often gives a brief review from such sources as Publishers Weekly. Also for brief reviews written by lay-readers, see if at the bottom of the page there is a link to “Reviews”. For example, the book Outliers has about 100 brief reviews written by individual members of “Library Thing”—a book-lover’s network.


For more substantial book reviews, try these sources: 1) Atla-Religion (select “Review” under “document type” option); 2) Books & Culture, a monthly (print) periodical in our collection.; 3) Book Review Digest (H.W. Wilson), now found in EBSCOhost; 4)free online book review sources such as the Denver Journal:;  or the Bryn Mawr Classical Review: