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ANTH 281a: Graduate Library Orientation: Book Reviews

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
  • Easily identify books that aren't recommended :-)

Article Databases That Include Book Reviews

Book Review Digest database

Some scholarly journals which regularly publish book & film reviews