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How to Find Book Reviews: General Interest Reviews

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

About General Interest Reviews

General interest reviews are written mainly for consumers and appear in newspapers, popular magazines, and websites. These reviews are the first ones to appear after the book has been published. They tend to be short, summarize the plot/topic, and are written to help someone decide whether to purchase or read the book.

Resources for Recent Reviews

Resources for Older Reviews

Research Tip: Book Review Searching

Book Review Searching

  • Search for the title of the book, enclosed in quotation marks ("World's Best Book")
  • If the title is not very distinctive, add the author's last name
  • Look for limit to "book review" or add search term "review"

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