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Asian Studies

This is a guide to research resources for east and south Asian studies.

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)



Research Databases that include book review

  • 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"


Asian Studies Contact

Contact Info:
For research help, please contact your subject librarian or:

Rosvita Vaska, East Asian Studies

Saundra Lipton, South Asian Studies

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