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Find a Book Review: Book Reviews in Library Databases

Before 1985 - Find Book Reviews in JSTOR and New York Times

Poland by James Michener (Book Cover) 





Poland by James Michener (a bestseller in 1983)

To find reviews for books published before 1985, you can also find those book reviews in our online article databases JSTOR , and New York Times below. 


When TCC is operating classes on campus: another source of older book reviews can be found in Book Review Digest (see location information below).
For books published in 1925 to 2007, use the print Book Review Digest series in the Metro Campus Library. 
Located at: Z1219 .C96 Z1219 .C96 on this TCC campus:  Metro 1925- 2007
To find your book review in Book Review Digest, find the volume with the publication date, then search by title or author then look at the excerpts from book reviews. It will list the magazine name, issue number, date, and page number. Your campus librarian can help you find the full text of the book review via request when on-campus classes are in operation at TCC.

After 1985 - Find Book Reviews in Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals

Photo of New York Times Book Review page
Use the Library's subscription databases listed below to search for full-text book reviews.

See book reviews from New York Times Book Review in Gale Literature Resource Center

Our database, Gale Literature Resource Center, provides full text access to the New York Times Book Review from January 2001 through the present.  You can get to this database by clicking on the Articles & Databases link on the Library's home page. Once there, follow these steps:

To find a review on a specific book:

1. Click on Advanced Search

2. Enter the title of the book you want a review for into the first search box

3. Enter New York Times Book Review in the second box, and change the search field to Publication Title

To get to a particular issue of the NYT Book Review:

1. From the Library's home page, click on Articles & Databases

2. Enter New York Times Book Review in the Journal Title Finder search box

3. Click on the title to access the publication record in Gale's database. 

4. Click on the date of the issue you need OR use the SEARCH WITHIN box to search for a specific title, series, or author


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