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SOAN 395: Ethnography of Reproduction

For Professor Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg - Spring 2021

Finding New Books and Their Reviews

Many journals contain book review sections.  A good way to stay on top of the newest literature is to browse these book reviews as the journals come out. 

AnthroSource is probably the easiest place to do this.  Simply click "Browse AnthroSource," click on a journal title, go to the newest edition and look for the book reviews section.  See images below.

Project Muse contains the full text of many anthropology journals and can be browsed or searched for book reviews.  Watch an example search.

JSTOR lets you limit a search to anthropology journals and to book reviews, but it does not have the most recent issues of journals.  Though it is a great place to find book reviews, it is not an appropriate place to find the newest books reviewed.

The Current Contents database is designed to let you see the contents pages of journals as they are published.  It is a fast place to browse or search for book reviews.  Watch an example search and an example browse.

Browsing for Book Reviews in AnthroSource

Example of Book Reviews Section in a journal


Find the newest book reviews in "Early View," where the articles are published online before they're grouped into issues. 

Screenshot of "Early View" results list, showing a research article and a book review.

Browse Example Book Reviews journal...

Search for Anthropology Book Reviews