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PoliSci/AfriAmr 365: Black Political and Social Thought: Finding Book Reviews

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Finding Book Reviews

  • Book Review Digest (1905-2008): Reference Collection (Reference Indexes, A-G)
    See information below on how to use Book Review Digest.
  • Academic Search Complete - (Ebscohost)
    Using Advanced Search, limit to book reviews in the Document Type limit at the bottom of the search screen.
  • America's Newspapers  - (NewsBank)
    Select America's Newspapers link, then type book title in quotation marks and the author's last name in the search box.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch - (ProQuest)
    Using Advanced Search, limit to book reviews under More Search Options --> Document Type at the bottom of the search screen.
  • LexisNexis Academic  -
    Select News tab, then click All News link. Limit to book reviews in Article Type section of search screen.

Using Book Review Digest

Using Book Review Digest

  1. After finding your author/title in the correct volume, write down the CITATION for each review. For example:
    • B Ent -- v. 22 Jl '92 p.12+ [51-250]
    • Comw -- v. 119 Je 5 '92 p.21+ [500+]
    • New R -- v. 206 Ap 13 '92 p.30+ [500+]
  2. Look in the front of the volume for JOURNAL TITLE CODES. For example:
    • B Ent = Black Enterprise
    • Comw = Commonweal
    • New R = New Republic
  3. Use Journal Holdings List OR Citation Linker to find the article. How? Check out the How to Use Find It & Citation Linker guide.

Contact a reference librarian if you need assistance.