Book Review Index

Book Review Index is an index of book reviews and literary criticism, found in leading academic, popular, and professional periodicals. It has been published since 1965. For most of its history it has been owned by Gale and is based in Detroit.

Book Review Index
Year founded1965 to present
CountryUnited States
Based inDetroit

Publication history

Volume 1 of Book Review Index was published in 1965.[1] It was originally published monthly. Starting in May 1977, the index was published bi-monthly. In 1994, the index became quarterly. Since 1996, it has been published three times a year along with an annual cummulation.

In 1975, Gale began publishing Children's Book Review Index, which included information from Book Review Index on children's literature.[2]


The entire index of more than 5.6 million reviews covering over 2.5 million titles is also available as Book Review Index Online or Book Review Index Plus[3] with the full electronic text of more than 600,000 discussions.[4]

See also


  1. "Book Review Index Online". New York Public Library. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  2. "Guide to New Books and Book Reviews Children's Librarianship". Journal of Academic Librarianship. 2 (3): 145–146. July 1976. ISSN 0099-1333.
  3. "Book Review Index Plus". Gale, Cengage Company. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  4. "Book Review Index Online PLus". University Library. Radboud University. Archived from the original on November 6, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2018.

Further reading

  • Comparison of Sports Coverage in Book Review Digest and Book Review Index. RQ, v23 n4 p451-59 Sum 1984 JSTOR 25827226 ERIC EJ307055