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How to find book reviews: Quick Guide

Online guidance on tracing book reviews

Book reviews can help you to decide whether a particular book is an appropriate source to use in your research.

Many journals publish books reviews, alerting scholars to new books published in a particular field. The reviews provide a summary of the book's contents alongside a critique of the author's writing and discourse on a subject.

Some databases allow you to search for book reviews specifically. It is possible to refine your search to just book reviews in Articles + more (Library Search).


Top tip

Carry out a library or database search. In the search results,  check if there is an option to refine your results to just reviews or book reviews.

Searching a database for book reviews

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