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English 2180: Female Futures

Book Reviews: Popular Writing

In contrast to scholarly writing, book reviews are more immediate and often reflect a more popular response to a work.

Why look for book reviews?

  • It can take years for scholarly work to be published, so recent books may not have much written about them yet.
  • You might want to look at the more popular response to a work, even if it was written long ago.

The following databases and print indexes will help you locate reviews of specific books or interviews with authors. The databases usually have a tick box or drop-down menu that allows you to limit your search to reviews or interviews.

Early Criticism & Reviews

To find reviews from 19th century and early 20th century periodicals, use these databases: