Book reviews can help one's research by finding relevant material that a professional in the field has already critiqued. Some databases allow one to locate book reviews. Search by title and add key word review. If a book is reviewed in a related field, then one should search that dicipline's database, e.g. a book by a sociologist may be reviewed by a journal and indexed in Sociological Abstracts.
CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1650 journals and other serials publications as well as conference papers, books, and dissertations. The database contains a total of 640,000 records. It is updated monthly and contains backfiles to 1963.
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