Fairfax Corporation, Group of men and women gathered around a trolley full of books at the Municipal Library, New South Wales, 20 June 1930, nla.obj-160503553  

How do you find book reviews?

  • Book reviews appear in newspapers and scholarly journals. To locate these you can use a title search of a particular periodical, such as Australian Book Review.
  • Start with the Library Catalogue
    • select the Browse alphabetically tab
    • choose subjects from the drop-down list
    • Type your keywords in the search bar


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Where can you find online book reviews?

You can find the following databases online by visiting our eResources portal and searching for the database under the Browse eResources tab.

AustLit provides authoritative information on creative and critical works of Australian literature and on more than 700,000 Australian authors and literary organisations. In the AustLit database, see the Anthology of Criticism, under the 'Reading' tab, for full-text articles about selected authors and their works.

Australian Book Review Online has a national scope and is committed to highlighting the full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia.

Newspapers are a good source of book reviews; recent articles can be found online through individual newspaper websites, such as the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and the Courier-Mail

Registered members of the National Library can access these databases from home