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Navigating the Children's Collection

Locate Reviews of Books in the OhioLINK Catalog

The OhioLINK Library Catalog includes a special feature allowing users to view additional information about select items. 

If you locate an item in the catalog that includes a picture of the cover, you can click on the cover for additional information including any of the following:

  • Cover image
  • Summary
  • Excerpts
  • Table of Contents
  • Reviews

Catalog search of the book, Glass Castle, with arrow pointing to book cover.

 

Glass Castle book listing of extra features including summary, excerpt, cover image, and reviews.

 

Screen shot of Glass Castle available reviews

Use the OhioLINK Catalog search box below (change the search to title from the drop-down menu) to see if your item has a cover image with additional information.

Locate Book Reviews

Go to an online book store and look for editorial or professional reviews (rather than customer reviews):

http://www.amazon.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

Locate reviews out of periodicals using a periodical database:

Academic Search Complete

  • Perform a phrase search for the title of the work or the author
  • Too many results? Consider limiting results to document type: book review

Locate book reviews from the New York Times back to 1981:

New York Times Books