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Find Reviews of Books and Book Chapters

Books

Book reviews in academic journals can provide an indication of the reception of your research by the scholarly community.

These are general sources for book reviews:

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A quick way to find book reviews is to look up the title of the book in Library Search and choose Everything as your search choice. If there is a review in an online journal held by the Library the review/s will be included in the search results. They will have the heading ARTICLE or the heading REVIEW and a peer reviewed icon like this: Peer Reviewed Icon

These journals specialise in book reviews in specific subject areas:

Publisher websites may include reviews.

Reviews from popular sources

Book reviews in newspapers, on Amazon and on Goodreads provide an indication of the impact of your research on the wider community.

Book reviews are available in some databases:

Factiva

Search for the title of the book

Google
Google Scholar
Google Books

Has user reviews for older books.

Index New Zealand

Includes book reviews in indexed NZ journals

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive

Search for the title of the book and add the word review

Project MUSE

Search for the title of the book and add the word review

Scopus

Search for the book title and choose Review from the Document Type dropdown menu

Web of Science

Search for the title of the book and choose Book Review from the Document Types dropdown menu

Newztext Plus includes book reviews in indexed NZ newspapers.

Book Chapters

It is hard to find reviews of separate book chapters. Some suggestions: