As scholars, we might want to read all the books on our chosen topics, but we don't have time. Book reviews--like movie reviews--can help us decide whether a book is right for our research. The following information is designed to help you:
These databases include the full text for thousands of scholarly journals and books. They allow users to search directly for reviews. The tagging behind those reviews is, however, imperfect. Make sure to look at your desired document to verify whether it is what you want.
Before you read your book review, there are a few points to check:
To find that information, explore the beginning and end of the review. Most journals try to make their titles clear somewhere at the top of a page. That title can tell you who the intended audience might be. Then, at the top of the review, most journals print information about the book being reviewed.
Information about the reviewer is usually at the end of the review. Think about where you would write your signature on a letter.