Literature buffs and book club devotees rejoice! UBC Library just purchased the Book Review Index Plus database, a comprehensive guide to book reviews that includes more than 5 million review citations from thousands of publications. More than 634,000 of the citations also include the full text of the reviews.

Searching is possible by author or title of the book under review, or by the journal in which the review appeared. Advanced Search allows combining author, title, and journal, and also permits searching by reviewer, illustrator, publisher, and additional limiting by length of review, refereed journals only, date, and full-text reviews. Citations can be marked for printing or e-mailing. Also includes reviews of audio books, e-books, and periodicals.

Thanks go to UBC Okanagan for funding this resource.

The New Year brings  access to even more electronic books through  Palgrave Connect E-books : Business & Management Collections.  The purchase of business and management titles from 2010 and 1995-2005 has increased our collection from this respected publisher to almost 350 business titles. Over 150 more new e-books will be added and made available through quarterly releases during 2011.    Additional titles have also been purchased for other disciplines, including political & international studies, and social & cultural studies.  A complete list of all 1239 titles currently available in the collection can be found here.

Once in Palgrave Connect, full-text titles can be identified by Connect’s green Open lock icon.  Palgrave Connect enables users to download ebook content without any physical restrictions and content can be copied, pasted, saved and printed.   Please see the information page for more details.  These books will be added to UBC Library’s catalogue in the future, but at this time, access is available through the information page.

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