Answered By: Jennifer Kasch
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2015     Views: 44

Thank you for your question.  The answer to this will vary based on which database you're using from our list of databases located here:

For most of our EBSCO databases, it should look pretty similar.  Here is an example I give of searching for book reviews for Neil Gaiman's book 'American Gods' in Academic Search Complete:


Screenshot of EBSCO database with keywords in search boxes


After I hit search, I can narrow the results to book reviews by checking the box on the left side of the screen and clicking update.  See the area circled in red below:


Checkbox for book reviews circled in EBSCO database


Another database you may be using is Literary Reference Center.  This one will look a little different than Academic Search Complete.  After you put your search terms in (I used 'Neil Gaiman AND American Gods') and hit search, you can click the tab that says reviews to see book review results.  See example below with the reviews tab cirlced in green: 

Screenshot of literary reference center with 'reviews' tab circled


I hope this helps. Again, the process may vary a little depending on which discipline you are looking for reviews in and which database you are searching.  Some books may have more reviews than others so you may have to try several databases to find a good book review.  If you need more help finding reviews for your particular book, stop by or contact us.

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