The tool for reviews of all shapes and sizes.
Gale Literature: Book Review Index includes more than 5.6 million book reviews, allowing users to conduct research in numerous disciplines, including literature, history, education, psychology, and more. This unique product is OpenURL compliant, which allows subscribers to link to full-text reviews from other sources. The benchmark reference for reviews of every kind, the original print edition of Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests.
Containing the entire backfile of Book Review Index print content from 1965 to the present, Gale Literature: Book Review Index is unparalleled in scope, with more than 5.6 million reviews on more than 2.5 million titles. Access thousands of publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers including: American Journal of Education, Belles Lettres, Books in Canada, Children's Book News, Choice, Essence, German Quarterly, Irish Literary Supplement, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Middle East Policy, Mother Jones, New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, Times Literary Supplement, Village Voice, Women's Review of Books, World Literature Today, Yale Review, and many others. Because the content is in database form, it's easily searchable by author, date, illustrator, audiobook reader, review length, reading level, review source, review type, reviewer, title and title of review. In addition to multiple search options, Gale Literature: Book Review Index connects users directly to relevant full-text articles.
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Content can be translated into 40 languages, while the platform itself can be translated into more than 30 languages. ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology allows audio files to be downloaded and saved onto any mobile device and read aloud in nearly 25 languages.
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