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A book review is a descriptive, evaluative account and discussion of a book written by a contemporary critic, often a scholar. According to L. King, a book review "can first of all indicate to the reading public some general idea of the contents and it can offer a critique, an evaluation of merit. These two functions are rather distinct and yet they belong together".
Indexes and abstracts, among other databases, will help you locate book reviews. In order to locate a book review you must have the following information.
- Author's full name
- Full title of the book
- The year in which the book was first published. Check the back of the title page for this information or consult the catalogue.