Academic Search Complete
Contains citations to reviews of books from different disciplines, some with full text. Coverage from 1975-present. Limit "Document Type" to "Book Review."
Contains brief descriptive information for many titles.
JSTOR (Archival collection--most recent few years not included)
Includes botany, ecology, economics, education, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, and sociology. Use Advanced Search, then check "Review" under the "Narrow Your Search To" area.
Reviews from a variety of newspapers, including the New York Times.
The New York Review of Books
Full text of selected reviews and articles.
New York Times Book Review
Browse from January 5, 1997-present; search the archive for reviews dating back to 1981. Registration required.
New York Times Historical Backfile
Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage 1851-2001.
in American History
Presents in-depth reviews of over thirty of the newest books in American history each issue. Published quarterly by Johns Hopkins University Press. Coverage March 1995-present.
History and Life
Contains citations to reviews of books on American history. Coverage from 1964-present. Limit to "Book Reviews."
Contains citations to reviews of books on world history. Coverage from 1954-present.
Contains citations to retrospective reviews (before 1995) of books from different disciplines.
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States. Coverage 1890-1982. Limit "Document Type" to "Book Review."