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History: Book Reviews

Welcome to the library guide for history research at the University of Alabama.

Book Reviews

Book reviews can help you understand the historiography because they offer critical assessments of books on your topic and their reception by other scholars. 

Top Book Review Search Engines:

Book Review Digest Plus--reviews of books published from 1983--present.

Book Review Digest Retrospective--reviews of books published 1908-1982.

Book Review Index --offers reviews of mainly scholarly books published from 1965-present.

How To Find Book Reviews in JSTOR

JSTOR is a great place to find book reviews!

>Type in your book title in quotation marks

>Click "Search"

>Checkmark the "Reviews" box down on the left sidebar as show in the graphic above

JSTOR will then show you mainly just book reviews.