Creative Writing: Book Reviews

Individual Titles

You will find the current issues of the TLS on the newspaper display in the library. Access to previous issues is as follows:

 

    

 

LRB Cover

The London Review of Books is available from 1979 onwards. You will find the current copy on the display in the library. Please request previous issues from Library Store.

 

The New York Review of Books is available from 1968 onwards. You will find the current copy on the display in the library. Please request previous issues from Library Store

 

 

 The Women's Review of Books - online access from 1983- present. 

 

 

 The Scottish Review of Books is available from 2005 -current

 

 

Edinburgh Review 138

 

Edinburgh Review is Edinburgh’s oldest literary journal. Published since 1802 and released three times a year. The print copy is available from 1985-1995 and 2009 - current and can be found on level 4 of the library. Electronic backfiles are available from 1802-1929

American Book Review

American Book Review reviews frequently neglected published works of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism from small, regional, university, ethnic, avant-garde, and women's presses. 

Finding Reviews in Databases

 Some library databases will allow you to narrow your search results to just book reviews. This option can usually be found in the advanced search option.

JSTOR

Choose Advanced Search option. Enter keywords, book title or author name and make sure you leave the search field set to full-text.

Before performing your search tick the box alongside Reviews listed under Item Type

LION

Select the option to search Criticism & Reference. Then choose the tab for Criticism

Enter keywords or subject terms into the search boxes. Remove the tick next to All and choose to limit to Reviews.

Finding Reviews in Archival Databases

The Library has access to a wide range of newspaper and periodical archives which can be useful for identifying reviews of books and theatre performances. 

Select a relevant database or publication relating to the literary period you are interested in from the list of Archival Newspapers and Periodicals or use Gale Primary Sources to search across multiple publications from different periods.