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Education Research Guide: Books for Children / Young Adults

Books Review Resources

To get the best results, search for:

  • name of the book in quotes; and
  • set a date period within about two years of book's publication.

Literature Resource Center

Choose Reviews & News as the content type and search by title of the work.  Check the box to limit to peer-reviewed publications to eliminate results from popular magazines.



JSTOR: Advanced Search 

Choose Review under item type and restrict date range to years following publication.

Project Muse 

Search for the book title in quotes followed by and review.

MLA Bibliography

Find analysis here, not popular book reviews.  Search by title in quotes.  You may also limit by publication date.

Humanities Full Text

Choose Book Review as the document type and search by title of the work.  Limit results to Scholarly (peer-reviewd) Journals to eliminate results from popular magazines.

To find book reviews prior to 1984, use the Humanties and Social Science Retrospective.