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How to Find Scholarly Book Reviews (History 129, Connors)

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Kathleen Ennis
L&LC #119 (East Campus)

Liaison Area: Arts, Humanities, & Communication

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Because of Coronavirus emergency, all research help is being conducted online via Ask a Librarian.
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Friday, April 17: 10am-3pm

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What is a Book Review?

Scholarly book reviews are written for scholars by scholars. Within the discipline of history, scholarly book reviews are written by historians for other historians. These reviews analyze books, summarizing the book's subject matter and its primary arguments and/or interpretations. The review will evaluate how well the author succeeded in supporting his or her arguments, sometimes pointing out omissions that should have been covered and any biases they noted. Reviews will sometimes compare the book to other titles on the same topic, and its not unusual to find several books on the same topic reviewed together.

Finding Scholarly Book Reviews on the MJC Databases

Try these databases to find book reviews. The best way to find a book review is by searching for the book's title. Use quotation marks around the title for a more efficient search result. Reviews found on these databases can be downloaded, printed, emailed, and cited in a variety of formats.