Book Reviews: Introduction
A book review is usually reviewed in the year that it was published or the next year. To find book reviews, you will need the following information.
- Title of the book
- The year in which the book was first published.
Once you have this information, you will need to search the most appropriate database or print index. Allow about 2-3 years after the book was published, and then choose an index (or database) which covers this period.
Book reviews can be found in popular publications (daily newspapers and general magazines). These reviews usually appear soon after the book has been published. Book reviews can also be found in academic publications. Because these are more detailed and evaluative in nature, they may appear months or years later.
After selecting the appropriate index, find citations to your review. Each citation will list the name of the publication (journal, newspaper, or magazine), volume number, date and page. Search the publication title in the library catalogue (QCAT) to determine if we subscribe to the desired publication and to find all the formats we have for that publication.
Last Updated: 17 July 2009