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How to Find Book Reviews: Getting Started

Learn how to find book reviews for scholarly and popular books.

About Book Reviews

Book reviews can help with your research, placing a book within a scholarly discourse, showing contemporary reaction to a work, and providing a convenient synopsis.  The number of reviews published, their authors, and where they appear will tell you a lot about the life of a book, its importance to a subject, and the reactions to its publication.

Watch this Prezi to get an overview of the journey a book takes in getting reviewed (use the forward play button to advance the presentation).

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