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Book Reviews

Humanities Sources

  • Date Coverage: 1964 to present
  • Searching Tips:
    1. Enter the title of the book and choose the "TI Title" option from the drop-down menu next to the search bar.
    2. Under "Document Type," select "Book Review."
  • Date Coverage: 1920 to present
  • Searching Tips:
    1. Click "Search" in the left-side menu.
    2. Under "Limit To," select "Reviews."
  • Description: More than simply a resource for art students and art historians, Art Full Text rounds out the research experience for those studying other fields, such as women’s, media, or cultural studies, history, anthropology, industrial design, and more. Art Full Text is where researchers and casual readers can track the careers of artists and review their materials and methods. They can also find books by and about artists, as well as interviews, profiles, and much more. Indexing of art reproductions help users find virtually any work of interest—including works by emerging artists—as well as examples of styles and movements in art. Art Full Text features : Full text of articles from more than 270 periodicals as far back as 1997; high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals as far back as 1984, including 260 peer-reviewed journals (visit the Journal Directory for a searchable list of publications covered); and with the addition of Art Index Retrospective coverage is expanded to 70 years.
  • Searching Tips:
    1. Enter the title of the book and choose the "TI Title" option from the drop-down menu next to the search bar.
    2. Under "Document Type," select "Book Review."
  • Date Coverage: 1975 to present
  • Searching Tips:
    1. Click "Advanced Search."
    2. Under "More settings," ensure only "Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) --1975-present" is selected.
    3. To search by book title, enter "TI=" and enter the book title.
    4. To search by author, enter "AU=" and enter the author's last name.
    5. Under "Restrict results by languages and document types," limit to "Book Reviews."
  • Description: Provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. The database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more. Features : High quality indexing of some 600 periodicals as far back as 1984, over 400 of them peer-reviewed; In-depth abstracts of 50 to 150 words let users know instantly if a cited article is useful to their research; Full text of articles from nearly 250 journals as far back as 1995; a Journal Directory itemizing journals covered.
  • Searching Tips:
    1. Enter the title of the book and choose the "TI Title" option from the drop-down menu next to the search bar.
    2. Under "Document Type," select "Book Review."
  • Date Coverage: 1967 to present
  • Searching Tips:
    1. Enter the title of the book and choose the "TI Title" option from the drop-down menu next to the search bar.
    2. Under "Document Type," select "Book Review.
  • Searching Tips:
    1. Click "Search" from the top menu.
    2. Enter the author's name in the "Contributor" field or...
    3. Enter the title of the periodical in the "Periodical title" field.
    4. On the results page, you will see "Find Text @ MSU" buttons, which allow you to view the journal.
  • Date Coverage: 1802-1974
  • Description: Indexes more than 150 journals.
  • Searching Tips: Arranged alphabetically by author's last name with a separate title index (volume X).
  • Description: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900 is an index to the most significant 45, British, 19th-century periodicals. Victorian periodicals include book reviews, articles on current events, articles on governmental and foreign affairs, travel accounts, non-fiction topical articles, poetry, fiction (both short stories and whole novels, serialized), articles about scientific discoveries, reviews of theater and musical productions, and reviews of art exhibitions.
  • Access Note: The print set Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900 is a 5-volume work that provides tables of contents of these periodicals from 1824 to 1900. MSU Libraries owns about half of the periodicals covered in either hard copy (books) or microfilm/microfiche.
  • Description: An interface to an online scholarly review database of book, software, multimedia, exhibit, and film reviews which are published via the H-Net network of e-lists and hosted by Michigan State University.
  • Description: Founded by the Society of Biblical Literature, presents reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields.
  • Search Tips:
  1. Click "Search Reviews" in the left-side menu.
  2. Under "Search the RBL Database," select "Search only books with reviews."
  • Description: Reviews in American History provides an effective means for scholars and students of American history to stay up to date in their discipline. Each issue presents in-depth reviews of over thirty of the newest books in American history. Retrospective essays examining landmark works by major historians are also regularly featured. The journal covers all areas of American history including economics, military history, women in history, law, political history and philosophy, religion, social history, intellectual history, and cultural history. Readers can expect continued coverage of both traditional and new subjects of American history, always blending the recognition of recent developments with the ongoing importance of the core matter of the field.
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