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A guide to resources and services for English students and faculty conducting research


Reviews are structured differently depending on their intended audience. Is this...

  • An academic journal printing a review intended for a scholarly audience?
  • A trade journal reviewing a book for a particular profession?
  • A magazine or newspaper reviewing the book for the general public?

A scholarly book review should not only provide a considered opinion on the book's worth but should also explain how the book fits into the already-existing landscape of thought and publication on the topic.

Book Review Sources