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See also the Review Sources Research guide, which points to strategies and places to search for Book Reviews; Film Dance and Theater Reviews; and Research Literature (which points to Annual Reviews and Dissertations as well as particular databases).
Why read book reviews?
Book reviews, ranging from simple summaries to in-depth critical analyses and evaluations, provide useful informaiton for readers and researchers. Read book reviews to:
Find out what others have said about a book
Identify controversies about the book
Find out how the book relates to other works
Find out what's new in your field of interest
Easily identify recommended books for future reading
1597-present. From the American Psychological Association. Provides access to scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Includes journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations. Includes approximately 2,500 journals. Updated weekly.
1963-present. Abstracts journal articles, monographs, dissertations, conference proceedings, other research covering sociology, social work, and related social sciences. Also includes selected web resources.