America: History and Life includes citations to book reviews from over one hundred key journals in the area of U.S. history. 1954 to present
Book Review Index indexes book reviews from newspapers, journals, and magazines. 1965 to present
JSTOR, a database of archived issues of academic journals, allows the searcher to limit to book reviews only. From the basic search screen, you can limit your search by type (reviews).
The online catalog provides bibliographic information on the majority of holdings in the Duke University Libraries. Materials in the online catalog are cataloged using Library of Congress Subject headings. A listing of these headings is available through the multi-volume Library of Congress Subject Headings (commonly referred to as the "big red books"). Sets are available in both the Perkins Reference Department and Lilly Library. With subject searching, a good place to begin is with variations on the heading that begins with United States -- history. For example,
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Caricatures and cartoons
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 – Bibliography
What about books that aren’t in the Duke Libraries’ collections?
To identify books that are held at other libraries, you can check the following catalogs:
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