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How to Find a Book Review

Book Reviews

This guide will help you find a book review:

  • Using book review indexes in paper format 
  • Using online journal Indexes

What is a Book Review?

A book review is an article that evaluates and describes a book’s content. Reviews are published for different audiences including scholars, who wish to read a critical assessment of a book, and librarians, who require a brief description of a book to aid them in selection decisions. Typically, scholarly reviews are longer and of more use to students.

Beginning Your Search for a Book Review

To begin, you need to know

  • Title and/or author of the book
  • Year of publication

This information can be found

  • on the book’s title page
  • in WorldCat Library catalog