AFR AM 101/201: Research Methods for African American Studies

Book Review Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals. Database allows searches to be limited to book reviews under "document type" limiter.
  • Black Studies Center (BSC)
    Includes the International Index to Black Periodicals covering hundreds of scholarly and popular African American Studies journals, with many of them in full text. Numerous titles include book reviews.
  • JSTOR
    Includes over 1,000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles, including book reviews from African American Studies journals among other subjects. JSTOR is an archive which means that current issues (generally the most recent 3-5 years) of the journals are not yet available.
  • Book Review Digest Plus
    Indexes book reviews of English-language fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults, from over 8000 leading magazines from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Includes several thousand full text reviews. For book reviews published from 1905 to 1982 go to Book Review Digest Retrospective which can be searched separately or simultaneously.
  • Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982
    Some 1.5 million reviews of more than 300,000 books. For access to book reviews written since 1983, search Book Review Digest Plus which can be searched separately or simultaneously.
  • Book Review Index
    More than 5 million citations to book reviews from thousands of publications.
  • Project MUSE
    Interdisciplinary, full text index; African American Studies is one of many humanities subjects covered by this database. Project Muse is useful for reviews published since 1993. To check coverage dates see Browse Journals. SEARCH TIP: From the Search screen use the pull down menu to select Author Reviewed or Title Reviewed.
  • New York Review of Books
    Online collection of reviews and essays from the New York Review of Books covering all areas of intellectual thought including science, philosophy, history, politics, and literature. Search the entire collection going back to 1963 or go directly to the current issue.
  • Periodicals Archive Online (formerly PCI Full Text)
    An online periodical archive that provides access to some 475 digitized journals in the humanities and social sciences. A sister database, Periodicals Index Online, provides additional indexing for articles in over 4,700 periodicals.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Covers more than 500 leading American magazines and journals from 1890 to 1982.
  • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
    Indexes 150 scholarly and popular periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 300 other periodicals selectively for reviews and articles on the topic film and television. Search by keyword, production title and more or browse by some 2000 subject headings.
  • FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals
    Indexes scholarly and popular journals, books, book reviews, and proceedings worldwide on a wide range of topics within the fields of film and television studies. Includes complete data from all volumes of the International Index to Film Periodicals (1972 to the present), the TV-related companion (1979 to the present), the annual volumes of the International Index to Film.
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