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Reviews are relatively short evaluations or discussions of new books, films, or recordings by a critic or a journalist. As such, they appear in periodicles and newspapers. The six databases listed below are the most likely resources for reviews, but you may want to consider an appropriate subject database as well; for example, Business Source Complete for a review of a business book.


Academic Search Complete iconebscohost icon

Academic Search Complete. Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts some 9,300 periodicals, both popular and scholarly. Provides full-text to more than 5,300 journals.

MasterFILE Premier iconebscohost icon

MasterFILE Premier. Provides full-text to more than 1,900 general periodicals and indexing to more than 2,500. Similar to Academic Search Premier, but more oriented to popular magazines such as People and Ladies Home Journal. Updated daily with some coverage back to 1975. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.


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Newspaper Source. Full-text coverage of more than 225 newspapers, newswires, and other news sources. Includes 177 U.S. newspapers, 18 international newspapers, and 12 news wires.

Film and Television Literature Index iconebscohost icon

Film and Television Literature Index. Indexes and abstracts some 600 periodicals related to film, film writing, and television. Includes reviews.

RLIM Abstracts Music and Lit iconebscohost icon

RILM. Indexes more than 3,500 periodicals covering music topics worldwide. Covers publications from 1969 to the present.

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JSTOR. Fully searchable full-text of nearly 1,000 scholarly journals. JSTOR provides back files to the first issue of a journal, but stops 3 to 5 years before the current publication year. Covers all disciplines.

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