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Find Books: Book Reviews

Scholarly vs. Popular Reviews

  • Is it aimed at a general OR specialized readership?
  • Is the author an expert in the field?
  • Is the publisher a scholarly association OR a popular press?
  • Does the author cite the courses for conclusions?
  • Does the author arouse your emotions OR appeal to your reason?

Scholarly reviews generally take longer to appear than popular ones, so the more recent the book, the fewer scholarly reviews will be available.

Focus on Scholarly Sources

General Sources for Book Reviews

You'll need Book Title, Author(s), Publication Year.

Book Reviews: Special Subjects

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