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Finding Book Reviews

This guide provides an overview of how to locate book reviews.


This guide serves as an overview in locating book reviews, both scholarly and general interest. 

A couple of things to keep in mind:

The vast majority of books published are never reviewed. If you exhaust the resources in this guide looking for a review, there is a good chance the book was not reviewed.

Book reviews generally appear near the time of the book's publication. A book review may include a summary of the subject of the book, a discussion of style, or comparisons with similar books. When searching for book reviews, you will need to confirm (perhaps on Amazon):

  • The name of the author
  • The exact book title
  • The year of copyright or publication

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