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Book Reviews: General Sources

How to find book reviews for both popular and academic books.

Find it @ SLU

This button provides links from library databases to online full text articles, when available. It also helps you search for a print version of the article in the SLU Libraries Catalog. If an article isn't available online or in print, you may request it via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.

Locust Street Facility

The SLU Locust Street Library Facility (LSLF), located at 3301 Locust Street, holds valuable but less frequently used material in a high-density, climate-controlled, and closed-stack environment. The Facility will house over 500,000 volumes. Each item will appear in the SLU Libraries Catalog with the location “Locust Street Facility.”  Collections at the Locust Street Library Facility include:

  • Most bound journals published before 2000, and journals that are no longer received in print
  • Government Documents
  • Law treatises
  • SLU theses and dissertations
  • Second or third copies of monographs

Request books, government documents, individual journal volumes, or other items using the REQUEST button in the SLU Libraries Catalog.  Books will be delivered to the Library of your choice for pickup, usually within 24 hours, Monday-Friday. You will receive an email at your SLU email address when the item is ready for pickup or use in the Library.You may visit the LSLF by appointment for demonstrated research needs.  Please telephone 314-977-5611 or email lslf@slu.edu to make arrangements.

Databases for Book Reviews

Websites for Book Reviews

Print Indexes for Book Reviews

Book Review Digest                                  
Z 1219 .C95
v. 2 (1906)-74 (1978)
v. 76 (1980)-103 (2006)
Pius Library, Level 5 East

Booklist                                                   
Z 1035 .A49
v. 96 (1999)-present
Pius Library, Level 5 East, Library Use Only
v. 66 (1969/1970)-92:12 (1996), 92:14 (1996)-95 (1999)
Locust Street Facility

Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals, 1886-1974
Z 1035 .A1 C64
v. 1-15
Pius Library, Reference

Index to St. Louis Newspapers, 1975-1979
AI 3 .I64
1975-1979
Pius Library, Reference

Index to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1980-1986
AI 21 .S25 S25
1980-1986
Pius Library, Reference

New York Times Index, 1851-present
AI 21 .N44
1913-2004
Locust Street Facility
2005-present
Pius Library, Reference

Nineteenth Century Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1899
AI 3 .N5
An author, subject and illustrator index to the material in fifty-one periodicals (1003 volumes), and index to the book reviews and a title index to the short stories, novels, plays and poems.
1890-1899
Pius Library, Reference

Poole's Index to Periodical Literature
AI 3 .P7
Pius Library, Reference

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
AI 3 .R48
v.1(1900/04)-v.66(2006)
Pius Library, Reference