Welcome to "Finding Book Reviews"
This online guide will help you get started and lists some of the best sources to use.
Use the purple tabs above (next to the Home tab) to see the actual sources.
How to Begin:
To find a book review, you must have the following correct information. Usually this is found in the first few pages of the book:
To Verify That This Information Is Correct:
If it is difficult to find the author's name, book title, or publication date, check these resources which should list this complete information.
Best Search Strategy
Here are some helpful tips when searching for your book review:
Use the publication date of your book, then add 1-2 years, and consult sources that fall within these time periods. For example, 1968: search sources that have cover 1968-1970.
Once you're in the proper source for the date of the book, then search by title or author.
Sources will usually give: A summary of the review (a citation) or the entire review. If just a summary is given, the entire review can be found
Use the best general sources first, then go to specific sources for your subject area.
Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines.
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