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Nathaniel P. Hill Library


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Locating Book Reviews

What is a book review?

  • Book reviews are published in magazines, are written by scholars, and provide information about why a book is important in a particular area of study.  Examples of good book reviewers are Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, The New Yorker, The Guardian, and reviews in the major US newspapers (New York Times, Boston Globe, etc...)


Why use a book review?

  •  A book review is helpful for determining which books are recommended by scholars as the most useful for studying a particular topic of study. 

Where can I find book reviews?

  • The library subscribes to many online databases listed below, which all contain book reviews.
  • Follow the instructions listed underneath each database to get started.