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Book reviews are published in sources such as academic journals, popular magazines and newspapers. In order to find these reviews, you need to use a periodical index or database. Book reviews may be brief descriptive summaries or scholarly evaluative articles.
The Douglas College library subscribes to a number of online databases that index journals, magazines and newspapers. Select a database from the following list and do a keyword search using the author's last name, keywords from the title of the book and the word "review". Use the word "and" to connect your keywords. For instance, if searching for a review of Guy Vanderhaeghe's book, The Last Crossing, you may type the following search:
Note that most databases include both scholarly and non-scholarly reviews so you would need to be selective and limit your search to peer-reviewed journals if you require a scholarly book review.
Last Updated: 2017-08-28 3:41:01 PM