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ANT 100: Social Anthropology

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Book reviews

Reviews consider and provide a critical analysis of a work. The review could critique a text like books, an article, a set of literature (literature reviews), an event or place, like a restaurant, a work of art, like music, movies, or an art show.

The author of a Book Review typically discusses a recently released work. Book reviews provide an overview of the work; its content, context, and the methods used to present the information. It will critique the effectiveness of the work in the greater scope of a scholarly conversation and will contain overall opinions on the work.

How to find book reviews

Start by searching Discover:

"title of work" AND review

General Indexes

Book Review Digest (Online: 1983-present)

Includes excerpts from, and citations to, thousands of book reviews annually. Reviews are indexed by author, title and subject. Microfilm Room: 1905-1984


Book Review Index

Provides better coverage of book reviews in scholarly journals than does Book Review Digest. Reviews are indexed by author and title (in recent years). Microfilm Room: 1965- present.


Readers' Guide Full Text (Online: 1983-present)

Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Microfilm Room: "Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature" 1900-2004


Readers' Guide Retrospective (Online: 1890-1982)

Comprehensive indexing of 500 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.

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