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Finding Book Reviews
Book reviews can help you by:
- Giving a summary of the main point(s) of a book.
- Providing an evaluation of the book, usually by someone in the wider field.
- Comparing a book to others on the same topic.
- Revealing the initial reception of a book.
For Scholarly/Academic Reviews:
Start with a general search tool, like ScholarSearch, and then try databases within a relevant discipline (check Subject Resources for recommendations).
ScholarSearch This link opens in a new window
Searches all library resources from a single search box.
For Reviews in Popular Magazines:
Start by using ScholarSearch, but do not select "Peer Reviewed."
For Older Reviews:
Books that are 30+ years old may not be may not have reviews that are indexes in Scholar Search. Instead, check:
Readers' Guide Retrospective This link opens in a new window
Indexes popular topics in older issues of popular journals. Covers 1890 through 1983.
Nineteenth Century Masterfile (Now called Eight Centuries) This link opens in a new window
Eight Centuries (formerly 19th Century Masterfile) is a database covering source material dating from 1106 until 1960, aggregating indexes, catalogs, collections, and other finding aids. 8C provides access to articles, newspapers, books, U.S. patents, government documents, and images, with links to full-text where available.
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