How to Find Book Reviews
This page discusses the AST Library's resources for finding book reviews.
There is no one perfect source for book reviews, so you might have to use a couple of the resources listed below. Many of these sources have links to the online articles while others will give you just a citation to the article in printed journals.
Unless otherwise noted, these databases are for registered AST students, faculty, & staff. The general public can only access these databases while at the library. Click on a database name to access the database.
ATLAReligion Database has a significant number of book reviews. On the search screen, scroll down the page to Publication Type to limit your search to book reviews, i.e. "review"
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary full text database. It has a significant number of book reviews. On the search screen, scroll down the page to Document Type to limit your search to "book review".
This database presents online reviews of recent books in biblical studies and related fields. It seeks to be comprehensive, international in scope, and timely.
This resource is free.
CPLI is good source for journal articles, newspaper articles, and papal documents dealing expressly with the practice of Catholic faith and lifestyle. It also has numerous book reviews.
Reviews can often be found at online bookstores such as Amazon.ca. Please note that most of those reviews are not written by scholars, so caveate emptor.
Periodicals specializing in book reviews.
Several journals specialize in book reviews. They can be found by doing a Subject Keyword search of the AST library in Novanet for book reviews periodicals. Below is a partial list of such journals at AST
- AST Reference Collection: BL 1 C75.
- AST holdings 1988-1998. (Ceased publication in 1998).
- Indexed in the ATLA Religion Database.
- Location: AST Periodical Collection.
- AST holdings: v. 1- 1976 - to the present.