The Age Book Reviews

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The Age Book Reviews:

The Age Book Reviews
The Age Book Reviews

The Age Book Reviews: Before you search, you should know the title and author of the book being reviewed. Sometimes a publication date is also required. Some databases offer the ability to limit search results to book reviews. If not, adding keywords that include the phrase “book review” would help. Reviews of popular books are usually published near their publication dates; find them through websites related to books and indexes that contain periodicals of general interest. Reviews of scientific books can take months to appear in scientific journals. Further databases of scientific journals can be found in the Z library or the Library of Congress E-Resources online catalog.

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Subscriber databases are a good source of current and recent book reviews. Many also include historical coverage.

Padlock-marked subscriptions are available to researchers on the Library of Congress website. If you can’t visit the library, you can access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Digest Plus Book Review 

The Age Book Reviews: Indexes reviews of English-language fiction and science books for adults and children from magazines published in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and provides reviews and more than 100,000 full-text reviews. Each book in Book Review Digest Plus will appear with all its reviews. The records include about 1,300,000 reviews, which include more than 550,000 books, and grow with daily updates. For book reviews before 1983, see Book Review Digest Retrospective, 1905-1982. See also Book Review Index Plus for quotes from 1965 book reviews to date.

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Book Review Index Plus 

A comprehensive online review booking guide that contains more than five million review citations from thousands of publications with links to more than 630,000 full-text reviews. The database provides quick access to reviews of books, magazines, tapes, and electronic media representing a wide range of offerings, and academic and professional interests. For more book reviews, see Book Review Digest Plus and Book Review Digest Retrospective, 1905-1982.


The Age Book Reviews: Index and abstract a database of more than 3 million titles for children and young people, with about one-third of the titles including peer-reviewed reviews. In addition to the usual search criteria by author, publisher, date, title, and genre, users can narrow their search to illustrator, award winner, reader age, and reading level.

International Bibliography of Book Reviews 

The IBR has received more than 990,000 book reviews from more than 6,000 academic journals, mainly in the humanities and social sciences. The database is international and interdisciplinary with German and English classifications of subjects. The Age Book Reviews: IBR is updated monthly. Part of the GBV online, the GBV Common Library Network web portal of the German Länder of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

Literary criticism online 

The Age Book Reviews: Gale takes literature, history, and culture to the next level with the most comprehensive compilation of literary commentaries available: Literature Criticism Online. Gale’s 10-individual, award-winning series consisting of Literature Criticism Online presents a variety of modern and historical perspectives on authors and their works across regions, periods, and genres. Remember centuries of scientific analysis and popular commentary from major newspapers, brochures, encyclopedias, books, and magazines delivered in an easy format that exactly matches the look and feel of the original prints. Gale’s literary references go back 20 to 30 years and together as a press they can easily fill a 230-foot record! Today, hundreds of volumes are digitized and ready to read 24/7 online. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-reach essays at your fingertips. All of this is designed to increase the level of research while providing the full remote access that researchers require today. With the full content of the cross-reference essay, researchers don’t have to look any further. Literary Criticism Online itself brings to Gale the most respected series of literature:

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism, volumes 1-415
  • Critique of 20th-century literature, parts 1-346
  • Critique of Nineteenth-Century Literature, Volumes 1-340
  • Shakespeare’s Critique, Volumes 1-177
  • Literature review from 14001800, volumes 1-265
  • Classes and Medieval Literary Criticism, Vols 1-188
  • Critique of Poetry, Bindings 1-192
  • Short story critique, parts 1-244
  • Dramatic Criticism, Volumes 1-56
  • Review of children’s literature, parts 1-216

Literature Resource Center 

The LRC provides full-textual access to bibliographic and biographical information, literary criticism, and contextual information covering more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. Search by author, title, genre, literary activity, or topic from major reference sources, scientific journals, essays, and interviews. The current user restriction for this resource may result in a temporary delay.

MLA International Bibliography 

The Age Book Reviews: The MLA International Bibliography provides a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books, and dissertations in literature, language, linguistics, and folklore, including film studies. The electronic version of the bibliography, created by the Modern Language Association, dates from the 1920s and has more than 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials cover more internationally and contain almost 60 titles from the J-STOR language and literary collection, as well as links to full texts.

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New York Review of Books 

The Age Book Reviews: The New York Review of Books, as a leading English-language literary-intellectual magazine from the 1960s to the 21st century, raises debate questions about American life, culture, and politics. The New York Review began with a publishing strike in New York in 1963 when its founders Robert Silvers and Barbara Epstein and their friends decided to create a new type of magazine containing the most interesting and qualified ideas of our time to be discussed. . current books and in-depth issues. This is a magazine where the authors discuss the main issues because they themselves are a major force in world literature and thought, making it one of the few areas of American life that takes ideas seriously.

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