Book Review Index Plus

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Book Review Index Plus includes more than 5 million book reviews, allowing users to conduct research in numerous disciplines, including literature, history, education, psychology, and more. This unique product is OpenURL compliant, which allows subscribers to link to full-text reviews from other sources.The benchmark reference for reviews of every kind, the original print edition of Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests.

Features and Benefits

  • The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index Plus an exceptionally useful reference tool.
  • Thousands of publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers including: American Journal of Education, Belles Lettres, Books in Canada, Children’s Book News, Choice, Essence, German Quarterly, Irish Literary Supplement, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Middle East Policy, Mother Jones, New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, Times Literary Supplement, Village Voice, Women’s Review of Books, World Literature Today, Yale Review, and many others.
  • Containing the entire backfile of Book Review Index print content from 1965 to the present, Book Review Index Plus is unparalleled in scope, with more than 5.6 million reviews on more than 2.5 million titles.
  • Because the content is in database form, it’s easily searchable by author, date, illustrator, audiobook reader, review length, reading level, review source, review type, reviewer, title and title of review.
  • In addition to multiple search options, Book Review Index Plus connects users directly to relevant full-text articles.


"The beauty of this resource is that in its full-text incarnation the distance between the user and the necessary information shrinks dramatically. In other words, Gale here makes it worth the effort to seek higher-quality, more reliable review sources."--Library Journal, July 2012

— Library Journal