Book Review Index and Book Review Digest have been improving their coverage of Canadian titles over the last twenty years and both are a good first choice for finding reviews.
With coverage back to 1983, Book Review Digest Plus provides citations and excerpts of reviews of current English-language fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults. An abstract of each book is also provided.
Book Review Digest Plus | Multnomah County Library
The Library maintains a print publication titled the Book Review Digest. This publication is produced annually and contains a great many reviews for books published during that year. It is located on the first floor of the Library in the Reference Collection, on the south side of the building facing King Street. The call number is Z1219 .C96:
A library classic for nearly 100 years, Book Review Digest Plus now has select full text dramatically expanding its scope with entries drawn from over 8,000 periodicals covered by other Wilson databases. With coverage back to 1983, Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews. Every book in Book Review Digest Plus appears with all of its reviews together. A single book can have as little as one review citation and as much as a descriptive summary and many reviews with excerpts and full text, depending upon the coverage the book received in the reviewing literature. The database includes childrens books as well as books for adults and young adults.In order to use the Book Review Digest, you must know the year that your book was published. Once you know the publication year, then select the volume for that year. You will need to search for your book by the author's last name. The books which are reviewed are arranged by the author's last name. The authors names will appear alphabetically.Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics from thousands of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development. Useful for educators, researchers, students, publishers, librarians, and patrons, Book Review Digest Plus provides access to concise, critical evaluations for books with subject coverage in areas such as art, biography, business, education, history, the humanities, literature, music, religion, science & technology, the social sciences and many more. A library classic for nearly 100 years, Book Review Digest has now become Book Review Digest Plus dramatically expanding its scope (from its former base of 109 periodicals) with entries drawn from over 8,000 periodicals covered by other Wilson databases. With coverage back to 1983, Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews.