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Historical Book Review Sources

Historical Book Reviews

Databases to search :

19th Century Masterfile:
To find reviews, for example, enter book review slavery and then click Submit.

Go to Advanced Search, search by Title or Author, then under Narrow By select Review from Item.

Periodicals Archive Online:
Conduct an Article Search, choose Book Reviews as your Search Option.

In Print Sources:

Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Humanities Journals, 1802-1974:
DBW reference Z6265.C64 [a 10-volume set].

Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals, 1886-1974:
DBW reference Z1035.A1C64 [a 15-volume set].

Cumulative Book Review Index 1905-1974:
Storage Use "Request Item" Z1035.A1N3 [a 6-volume set].

Early American Periodicals Index to 1850:
DBW reference AI3.E27 [Box 5 has Book Reviews - format in Microcard; ask at Service Desk for help in viewing cards].

Index de l'actualite:
DBW periodical reference AI21.D487 [Covers the magazine Le Maclean: DBW periodical AP5.M165, and the two newspapers Le Devoir: DBW microfilm AN21.D42, and La Presse: DBW microfilm AN21.P748 from 1973 to 1998.] Look under the subject Litterature.

Index to Saturday Night: The First Fifty Years, 1887-1937:
DBW reference AP5.S24 1987 [use with Saturday Night: DBW microfilm AP5.S24].

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