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Citations and full-text book reviews from leading publications, 1983 to the present.
Reviews of serious, academic works. Subject coverage includes art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, library and information sciences, music, religion, science and technology, social sciences.
• Over 2 million review citations, many with generous excerpts, from review sources such as newspapers, popular magazines, and academic journals with more than 118,000 new reviews added each year
• Over 270,000 full-text reviews from more than 1,400 American, British, and Canadian periodicals
Indexes book reviews of world literature, some dating back to 1920. For best results, select Reviews from Search options.
ABELL indexes books, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world from 1892 to the present. It is an excellent resource for researching 20th and 21st century authors and literary trends. ABELL is seamlessly linked to 325+ full-text journals in the Literature Online (LION) database. Subjects covered: Drama; Poetry; Fiction; Biography; Literary Theory; Film; Bibliography; Traditional Culture; Onomastics; Lexicography; Dialectology. See ProQuest's LION LibGuide for content details and a user guide.
Answer: Book reviews are a good measure of contemporary reaction to a work. They
typically contain information about a book's plot, style, and quality of writing, as well as the author's credentials. They may also give comparisons to other
Book reviews can be as brief as one paragraph
or several thousand words, but generally do not contain the kind of
in-depth analysis found in literary criticism.
Books are generally reviewed near the date of publication or within
the first two years after publication.