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Finding Book Reviews in Religious Studies - Research Guide

OneFile. 1980 (very incomplete)-present. Daily updates.
Provides indexing and abstracting for more than 1550 scholarly and general interest journals, plus The New York Times; full text or full image is provided for more than 750 titles (most of which is from mid-1990's to present).
To locate book reviews in OneFile:
  • In Advanced Search search bar (the default when entering the database), type and book reviews
    • This will retrieve any reviews written by the author or about the author's books
  • OR type and

ATLA religion database. Evanston, Ill: American Theological Library Association.
Contains book reviews from 1949-.
To locate book reviews:
  1. Using Search Fields
    1. Click on box next to "Book Review Author (ra)"
    2. Type in author's last name in search bar, e.g., "stark"
    3. Click on Display Index button
    4. Choose author from the list
    5. Click on Perform Search button
  2. Keyword search:
    1. use title words, e.g., "rise and christianity"
    2. limit to "Reviews"
    OR
    1. Use "command" searching. E.g., stark rodney.ra.
    2. If you unsure of how the name is entered in the database, use truncation after the surname. E.g., stark$.ra.

Book Review Index. 1965- Detroit, Gale Research Co.
[Van Pelt Reference Z1035 A1 B6]

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1990- .
[http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/]

Combined retrospective index to book reviews in humanities journals, 1802-1974. 10v. Woodbridge , CT.: Research Publications, 1982- .
[Van Pelt Reference: Z1035 A1 C62 1982]

Combined retrospective index to book reviews in scholarly journals, 1886-1974. 15v. Arlington, Va: Carrollton Press, 1979-1982.
[Van Pelt Reference: Z1035 A1 C64]

Elenchus bibliographicus biblicus of Biblica. vol. 60 (1979)- .Roma : Pontifical Biblical Institute Press.
[Van Pelt Religious Studies Seminar Z7770 .E44]

Continues Elenchus bibliographicus biblicus. vol. 49 (1968) - vo. 58/59 (1977/78).
[Van Pelt Religious Studies Seminar Z7770 .E44]

Continues "Elenchus bibliographicus biblicus" (1920-1976) in Biblica. v. 1 (1920)- .
[Van Pelt Religious Studies Seminar BS410 B7]

Ioudaios Review.

ISI Citation Indexes 1993-present. Weekly updates.
To locate book reviews:
  • Use General Search
  • In the Topic field, type a word from the title of the book and the author's last name using the AND Boolean operator (e.g., blessings and kraemer)
  • At the bottom of the search page, choose the Book Review document type (in the middle box)
  • Click on the Search button

Jewish Studies Book Reviews. Sponsored by H-Judaic, the Jewish Studies Network.
About 20 full-text reviews (as of 7/13/98).

New Testament abstracts. 1956- Cambridge, Mass., Weston School of Theology.
[Van Pelt Reference BS410 N35 (Most recent 5 years]

Old Testament abstracts. v. 1- Feb. 1978- Washington, Catholic Biblical Association of America.
[Van Pelt Judaica/Ancient Near East Seminar BS410 .O42]

Periodicals Contents Index 1770-1990/91.
To locate book reviews:
  • Click in the Book reviews only radio button
  • In the field labelled Article Title Keyword, type
    [author's last name] and [word in title of book]

Review of Biblical Literature
Reviews from 1996 to the present that appeared in Journal of Biblical Literature and Critical Review of Books in Religion. Keyword searchable; also with author, title, and subject links.

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