I find it quite diffucult to find reviews of academic books on various subjects, especially for books in the english language. In Denmark we have a service where we can search almost any book academic or regular and get references to reviews. No such thing seems to exist internationally, which I find weird.
For example the book "Civilization in the west" by Mark Kishlansky and others I got from my university but I can't find a single review in any journals. And therefore cant really get any perspective on it's validity (even though I'm sure it's fine).
I have searched the databases: JSTOR, Web of Knowledge, Historical Abstracts, American historical review, English historical review and off course Google, to no avail. The same is true with the book "The Greeks: History, Culture, And Society" by Ian Morris and others. Where I can only find one review.
Am I doing something wrong, or are reviews this sparse? I find it weird because both books are published by Pearson, which I guess means they have a substantial audience. Many thanks in advance.