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Book Reviews: Book review sources

A guide for book lovers

Omni, the Library catalogue

Junk DNA: Carey search results in library catalogue, filtered for reviews.

Review databases

Databases that contain reviews

When you can't find a review

You've searched everywhere and can't locate a review of a particular book. Possible explanations are:

  • the book is too new for anyone to have written and published a review
  • some books just don't ever get a published review

In these cases you can:

  • keep checking the databases suggested in this guide for newly-published reviews
  • search the Internet for commentaries/discussions about the book on blog posts, Twitter threads, and podcasts
  • look for brief book summaries including a table of contents on publisher/vendor sites