Tutt Library Research Guides
Reviews of books are included in many of our periodical databases. Consider the topic of the book, and then go to the Subject Guides section on the Tutt Library home page, and choose the subject or subjects that best represent the content of your book.
As a starting place, try searching in Academic Search Complete, our database that covers a myriad of subjects.
You might also want to try a more subject-specific database. For instance, a book on the topic of the science of global warming would most likely be reviewed in journals found in a science database such as ScienceDirect. If a review of a novel is needed, it is best to search for reviews in our literature-oriented databases, such as the MLA Bibliography.
You can search for book reviews in major U.S. and international newspapers. We have the following newspapers online back to their first issues:
“The Atlanta Constitution, historically known as ‘the voice of the new south.’ Contains first hand accounts of the Reconstruction period and post-war South” to early twentieth century. Full image and full text newspaper articles.
The Chicago Tribune is one of the nation’s oldest continuously published newspapers. Source for prohibition debates, mercantile development of the midwest, westward expansion, Settlement House Movement – Jane Addams, Al Capone. Full image and full text newspaper articles.
Coverage: 1881 – 1985
Coverage: 1851 – three years ago
Current issues of these newspapers can be searched in the Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe database.
CC librarians and friends contribute to Bookends, a book review blog. We also subscribe to BookBrowse, a database of in-depth reviews and read-alike suggestions that’s designed to be a fun browsing experience for readers. CC students, faculty, and staff can sign up for bimonthly newsletters containing Bookbrowse’s latest selections. Many other enticing review sites can be found on the library’s Readers’ Advisory page
If you have tried the online periodical databases without luck, you might want to use the following print indexes. If the book is old, the Book Review Digest might be particularly helpful because it covers books published back to 1906.
Located in Reference collection, 1st floor lobby Z1035 .A1 B62
Located in the Reference Index Overflow area, 2nd floor north Z1219 .C96