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Book Reviews: Multidisciplinary Databases with Reviews


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Book reviews offer critical reaction to a work, usually within a year or two of its publication. Reviews vary in length and authority but can occasionally be long scholarly essays on a work, an author, or a subject. More often, book reviews supply a summary of the book's content and the reviewer's reactions to it.

This is a selective bibliography of sources for reviews of works in the social sciences and humanities, including some major book reviewing periodicals in various disciplines. Search Franklin under the subject keyword phrase books reviews periodicals to identify additional sources.

General Online Search tools for Book Reviews

Sources Good for Older Works

Classic Print Book Review Indexes

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