Book reviews are articles that critically examine published works.
When searching for book reviews, consider starting the search with the year that the book was published. Since book reviews may be published several years after the book’s release, it is a good idea to check the 3-4 succeeding years as well.
Book reviews of recent publications may be found in electronic databases and indexes. Reviews for older publications are often best found through print indexes of journals. Note that some databases, such as JSTOR, are exceptions to the rule, as they carry early volumes of journals.
Gathering the following information will aid you in the search process:
If you don’t have this information about the book, you may be able to get more information from Hawaii Voyager, the library’s online catalog.
To get the full review from databases and indexes that provide only citation information, follow these steps:
The following print resources focus on book reviews:
Other resources that might include book reviews include:
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