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Religious Studies

Guide to key sources for research in Religion

Research Databases that include book review

NOTE the Library Search Box is an excellent resource for locating reviews.  Just enter the book title and limit to articles.
  • America: History and Life - covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Hint: Use Advanced Search. Enter "book review" in the "document type" field to limit results to book reviews
  • ATLA Religion Database - major index to books and articles on religious studies. Hint: Choose keyword search; enter "reviews" and combine it with keywords from the title example: "reviews and Beyond phenomenology"
  • Canadian Periodical Index - good source if book was published Canada. Hint: Choose keyword search; enter "book reviews" and combine it with keywords from the title example: "book reviews and flowering of the soul"
  • CBCA (Canadian Business and Current Affairs) - good source if book was published in Canada Hint: add search term "book reviews" and change the drop down box to "subject"
  • JSTOR  -use advanced feature; then limit to "review" 
  • Project Muse - search for the book title, then modify search and search for "review" in title
  • Periodicals Archive Online - international index to thousands of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. Coverage is from the first issues(back to the 1700's) to 1990/1991. Hint: Select "Article Search"and limit "Search In" to book reviews
  • Web of Science - indexes more than 1,300 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Hint : Go to Advanced Search and  select document type "Book Review"


Religious Studies Review

Religious Studies Review: major review sources for Religious Studies


Other Religious Studies Book Review Sources

Book Reviews - General Resources


Book Review Digest
 Call Number: Z1219 .B6 | Location  
- covers 1905 to the present
- provides short excerpts of book reviews


Book Review Index
 Call Number: Z1035 .A1 B64 | Location
- covers 1965 to the present
- provides citations only


Combined retrospective index to book reviews in humanities journals, 1802 - 1974
 Call Number: Z1035 .A1 C62 | Location


New York Review of Books - searchable index of contents from 1963 to the present..  Paper copies available in the Library collection.

TLS Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive (1902-2009)



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