BOOK REVIEWS : WRITING AND WRITERS: SKILLS: How to Write a Book Review: A Brief Bibliography and Webliography of Selected Sources and Database Search Results

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BOOK REVIEWS :

WRITING AND WRITERS: SKILLS:

How to Write a Book Review

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How to Write a Book Review:
A Brief Bibliography and Webliography of
Selected Sources and Database Search Results

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How to Write a Book Review FROM Queens University

Scan the Book’s Preliminaries
Read the Text
Consult Additional Sources
Prepare an Outline
Write the Draft
Revise the Draft

http://guides.library.queensu.ca/bookreviews/writing

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Writing a Book Review FROM Purdue Owl. Purdue University. Online Writing Lab

“Book reviews typically evaluate recently-written works. They offer a brief description of the text’s key points and often provide a short appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the work.

Readers sometimes confuse book reviews with book reports, but the two are not identical. Book reports commonly describe what happens in a work; their focus is primarily on giving an account of the major plot, characters, and/or main idea of the work. Most often, book reports are a K-12 assignment and range from 250 to 500 words. If you are looking to write a book report, please see the OWL resource, Writing a Book Report.

By contrast, book reviews are most often a college assignment, but they also appear in many professional works: magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. They typically range from 500-750 words, but may be longer or shorter. A book review gives readers a sneak peek at what a book is like, whether or not the reviewer enjoyed it, and details on purchasing the book.”

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/704/1/
Writing a Book Review

Writing a book review
By:Peh, W. C. G. (wilfred.peh@gmail.com) ; Ng, K. H.
SMJ Singapore Medical Journal
Volume:51
Issue:9
Pages:685-688
Published:SEP 2010

Abstract

“A book review is a form of academic writing that provides a succinct yet critical analysis evaluating the content, style, merit and significance of a book. The reader should gain insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the book, aided by input from the reviewer. The four stages of writing a book review are: introducing the book, outlining its contents, highlighting parts of the book by selecting particular chapters or themes, and giving a detailed evaluation.”

http://tinyurl.com/lh9ojtf

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Book review From Wikipedia

A book review is a form of literary criticism in which a book is analyzed based on content, style, and merit.[1] A book review can be a primary source opinion piece, summary review or scholarly review.[2] Books can be reviewed for printed periodicals, magazines and newspapers, as school work, or for book web sites on the Internet. A book review’s length may vary from a single paragraph to a substantial essay. Such a review may evaluate the book on the basis of personal taste. “Reviewers may use the occasion of a book review for a display of learning or to promulgate their own ideas on the topic of a fiction or non-fiction work.”

Contents

1 See also
2 Literature
3 References
4 External links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_review

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Writing Book Reviews FROM Indiana University (Bloomington)

Some of the Topics Covered in This Guide

What are the author’s viewpoint and purpose?
What are the author’s main points?
What kind of evidence does the author use to prove his or her points? Is the evidence convincing?
How does this book relate to other books on the same topic?
Does the author have the necessary expertise to write the book?
Does the author have the necessary expertise to write the book?

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/book_reviews.shtml

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Book Reviews
FROM College of Arts and Sciences
The Writing Center.
The University of North Carolina

Becoming an expert reviewer: three short examples
Developing an assessment: before you write
Writing the review INCLUDES:
Summary of content
Analysis and evaluation of the book
Conclusion

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/book-reviews/

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Writing Book Reviews

Contents

Why review?
Writing reviews
Nasty Reviews
Practical Problems
Opportunities
Responsibility and the Law
Online Reviews
Books and Articles

http://litrefsarticles.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/writing-book-reviews.html

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National Book Critics Circle ( Critical Mass, The Blog of the National Book Critics Circle)

http://bookcritics.org/

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Writing Book Reviews in Political Science

Content of a book review:
A book review should answer three questions —
1.) What is the writer of the book trying to communicate?
2.) How clearly and convincingly did the author get his/her message across to the reader?
3.) Was the message worth reading?

Argument of a book review:

Like all political science papers, book reviews assert a claim — they do more than summarize what the author says. The thesis of your book review will respond to questions 2 and 3 above: Is the argument of the book compelling? Did the author convince you of his point, and how significant is this point?

http://depts.washington.edu/pswrite/bookrev.html

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ARTICLE: Writing Book Reviews

Writing Book Reviews
Author: Schmid, Anne M.
Journal: Journal of technical writing and communication
ISSN: 0047-2816 Date: 01/1974
Volume: 3 Issue: 3 Page: 1
DOI: 10.2190/5VWW-TXHP-JRE8-0MNE

http://tinyurl.com/oqfhchn

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ARTICLE: Reading and Writing Book Reviews Across the Disciplines

Reading and writing book reviews across the disciplines
Author: Hartley, James
Journal:
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
ISSN: 1532-2882 Date: 07/2006
Volume: 57 Issue: 9 Page: 1194
DOI: 10.1002/asi.20399

http://tinyurl.com/llctpag

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BOOK: Writing Book Reviews

Writing book reviews
CONTRIBUTORS:
Author: Drewry, John E. (b. 1902, d. —-)
PUBLISHER:
Greenwood Press (Westport, Conn)
YEAR: 1974
PUB TYPE: Book (ISBN 0837172853 )
VOLUME/EDITION:
PAGES (INTRO/BODY): xv, 230 p.
SUBJECT(S): Book reviewing; Report writing
DISCIPLINE: No discipline assigned
LC NUMBER: PN98.B7 D7 1974

http://tinyurl.com/onnxeg2

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ARTICLE: Writing the Social, Critique, Theory, and Investigations

[BOOK REVIEW]
Writing the Social, Critique, Theory, and Investigations
Author: Smith, DE
Journal: The Canadian review of sociology and anthropology
ISSN: 0008-4948 Date: 2000
Volume: 37 Issue: 3 Page: 368

http://tinyurl.com/komm3qh

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ARTICLE: How to Write a Book Review: A Guide for Students.

How to Write a Book Review: A Guide for Students.
Author: Hammett, HB
Journal: Social studies (Philadelphia, Pa. : 1953)
ISSN: 0037-7996 Date: 1974
Volume: 74

http://tinyurl.com/kj4l7n8

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ARTICLE: A Guide to Writing Book Reviews

A Guide to Writing Book Reviews
Ramon Shaban
Keywords
book reviews; writing guide
Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care
2006; Volume 4 : Issue 3
Article Number: 990208

http://tinyurl.com/ky2fs22

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ERIC DOCUMENT: Tips for the Practitioner on Writing Book Reviews

Tips for the Practitioner on Writing Book Reviews. Techniques.
Brockett, Ralph G.
Lifelong Learning, v8 n5 insert Feb 1985

http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED273993

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ARTICLE: Book Review: Writing Power: Communication in an Engineering Center

Book Review: Writing Power: Communication in an Engineering Center
Author: Shwom, B.
Journal: The Journal of business communication (1973)
ISSN: 0021-9436 Date: 04/2006
Volume: 43 Issue: 2 Page: 172
DOI: 10.1177/0021943605286007

http://tinyurl.com/pwr25oj

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ARTICLE: Writing book reviews

Writing book reviews
Author: Aiken, D
Journal: Physical therapy
ISSN: 0031-9023 Date: 11/1978
Volume: 58 Issue: 11 Page: 1361
PMID: 704685

http://tinyurl.com/kb7osxc

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ARTICLE: Writing book reviews

Writing book reviews
Author: Hendee, W R
Journal: Health physics (1958)
ISSN: 0017-9078 Date: 12/1987
Volume: 53 Issue: 6 Page: 565
PMID: 3679821

http://tinyurl.com/kb7osxc

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BOOK: Writing at University: A Guide for Students

Book Review:
Writing at University: A Guide for Students
(2nd Edition)
Author: Scott, M.
Journal: Arts and humanities in higher education
ISSN: 1474-0222 Date: 02/2005
Volume: 4 Issue: 1 Page: 111
DOI: 10.1177/1474022205048762

http://tinyurl.com/ndlrr4j

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ARTICLE: Pocket Guide To Technical Writing [Book Reviews]

Pocket Guide To Technical Writing [Book Reviews]
Author: Harper, C.
Journal: IEEE electrical insulation magazine
ISSN: 0883-7554 Date: 05/1998
Volume: 14 Issue: 3 Page: 43
DOI: 10.1109/MEI.1998.675582

http://tinyurl.com/lng8e6e

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ARTICLE: Book Review Writing for Beginners

Book review writing for beginners
Author: Farr, A D
Journal: BMJ. British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)
ISSN: 0959-8138 Date: 11/1985
Volume: 291 Issue: 6506 Page: 1428
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.291.6506.1428-e

http://tinyurl.com/kgb2l7p

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ARTICLE: Book Reviewing in the BJET: A Survey of BJET’s Referees’ and Writers’ Views

Book Reviewing in the BJET: A Survey of BJET’s Referees’ and Writers’ Views
Author: Hartley, James
Journal: British journal of educational technology
ISSN: 0007-1013 Date: 09/2005
Volume: 36 Issue: 5 Page: 897
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2005.00537.x

http://tinyurl.com/kynovbo

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ARTICLE: Writing for Professional Publication

Writing for Professional Publication.
Author: Fulton, T
Journal: Education libraries
ISSN: 0148-1061 Date: 1985
Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 18

http://tinyurl.com/n995hv8

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ARTICLE: How to Be a Book Critic: A Guide for Librarians

How to Be a Book Critic: A Guide for Librarians
Author: Grefrath, R
Journal: The Reference librarian
ISSN: 0276-3877 Date: 1986
Issue: 15 Page: 35

http://tinyurl.com/ne52wyp

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ARTICLE: Book Reviewing: Keeping the Audience in Mind

Book Reviewing: Keeping the Audience in Mind
Author: Hill, K
Journal: Nurse author & editor
ISSN: 1054-2353 Date: 1997
Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Page: 4
PMID: 9397813

http://tinyurl.com/o9r69tu

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ARTICLE: Writing Reviews for Readers’ Advisory

Writing Reviews for Readers’ Advisory
Author: Osorio, MA
Journal: Collection building
ISSN: 0160-4953 Date: 2010
Volume: 29 Issue: 4 Page: 162

http://tinyurl.com/p7ltceq

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ARTICLE: Short Words Work Well, Make Good Sense:
Some Ways to Write \with Them When You Deal with Books

Short Words Work Well, Make Good Sense:
Some Ways to Write \with Them When You Deal with Books
Author: Bodian, Nat
Journal: Publishing research quarterly
ISSN: 1053-8801 Date: 12/1999
Volume: 15 Issue: 4 Page: 43
DOI: 10.1007/s12109-999-0035-x

http://tinyurl.com/lj4cc2w

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ARTICLE: Role of Gender in Reviewers’ Appraisals of Quality
in Political Science Books: A Content Analysis

Role of Gender in Reviewers’ Appraisals
of Quality in Political Science Books:
A Content Analysis
Author: McGinty, Stephen
Journal: The Journal of academic librarianship
ISSN: 0099-1333 Date: 07/2008
Volume: 34 Issue: 4 Page: 288
DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2008.05.001

http://tinyurl.com/oqlxjue

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ARTICLE: In the Profession: Re-viewing the Academic Book Review

In the Profession: Re-viewing the Academic Book Review
Author: Adams, M.
Journal: Journal of English linguistics
ISSN: 0075-4242 Date: 06/2007
Volume: 35 Issue: 2 Page: 202
DOI: 10.1177/0075424207302347

http://tinyurl.com/py9tzh3

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ARTICLE: A Strategy for Reviewing Books for Journals

A Strategy for Reviewing Books for Journals
Barbara Gastel
BioScience
Vol. 41, No. 9 (Oct., 1991), pp. 635-637
Published by: University of California Press
Article Stable URL:

http://tinyurl.com/lhmdesj

Full Text in JSTOR

http://www.jstor.org/stable/1311703

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ARTICLE: The Scholarly Book Review in the Humanities

The Scholarly Book Review in the Humanities
Author: East, John W.
Journal: Journal of scholarly publishing
ISSN: 1198-9742 Date: 10/2011
Volume: 43 Issue: 1 Page: 52
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.43.1.52

http://tinyurl.com/pvb9jcr

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ARTICLE: The Anatomy of a Book Review

The Anatomy of a Book Review
Author: Hartley, James
Journal: Journal of technical writing and communication
ISSN: 0047-2816 Date: 01/2010
Volume: 40 Issue: 4 Page: 473

http://tinyurl.com/oqbguvs

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ARTICLE: Book Review Lawsuits and Book Review Standards

Book Review Lawsuits and Book Review Standards:
An Editorial Comment
Author: Yee, S.
Journal: Chinese journal of international law (Boulder, Colo.)
ISSN: 1540-1650 Date: 03/2011
Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 171
DOI: 10.1093/chinesejil/jmr010

http://tinyurl.com/p43daql

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DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS:
Book Reviews FROM Google Scholar Case Law

http://tinyurl.com/ofuxcvm

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ARTICLE: Redefining Book Reviews for the Digital Age

Redefining Book Reviews for the Digital Age
Author: Butler, D
Journal: Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education
ISSN: 1528-5804 Date: 2010
Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 80

http://tinyurl.com/of8bhde

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ARTICLE: The Book Review: Scholarly and Editorial Responsibility

The Book Review: Scholarly and Editorial Responsibility
Author: Felber, Lynette
Journal: Journal of scholarly publishing
ISSN: 1198-9742 Date: 04/2002
Volume: 33 Issue: 3 Page: 166
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.33.3.166

http://tinyurl.com/ovuabj9

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BOOK: The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing
The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Authors Tonette S. Rocco, Tim Hatcher
Contributor John W. Creswell
Edition illustrated
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, 2011
ISBN 0470393351, 9780470393352
Length 368 pages
Book Chapter
Creating and Publishing Nonreferreed Publications:
How to Write Editorials
p 222

http://tinyurl.com/ogvnkwk

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ARTICLE: How to Write a Scholarly Book Review For Publication
in a Peer-Reviewed Journal: A Review of the Literature

How to Write a Scholarly Book Review For Publication
in a Peer-Reviewed Journal:
A Review of the Literature
Author: Lee, AD
Journal: The Journal of chiropractic education
ISSN: 1042-5055 Date: 2010
Volume: 24 Issue: 1 Page: 57

http://tinyurl.com/oov6o4l

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BOOK: Academic Discourse Across Disciplines

Academic Discourse Across Disciplines
Volume 42 of Linguistic Insights :
Studies in Language and Communication
Volume 42 of Linguistic Insights
Authors Ken Hyland, Marina Bondi
Editors Ken Hyland, Marina Bondi
Edition illustrated
Publisher Peter Lang, 2006
ISBN 3039111833, 9783039111831
Length 320 pages

http://tinyurl.com/q9uc6pq

Occurrences of “Book Review” in This Book:

http://tinyurl.com/ne43rcj

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ARTICLE: Using Digital Video to Create Online Book Reviews

Using Digital Video to Create Online Book Reviews
Author: Butler, D
Journal:
Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education
ISSN: 1528-5804 Date: 2010
Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 80

http://tinyurl.com/q9b6dar

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Scholarly Book Reviews in Literature Journals
as Collections Development Sources for Librarians

Scholarly Book Reviews in Literature Journals
as Collections Development Sources for Librarians
Author: Parker, Jean McGruer
Journal: Collection management
ISSN: 0146-2679 Date: 01/1989
Volume: 11 Issue: 1-2 Page: 41
DOI: 10.1300/J105v11n01_02

http://tinyurl.com/pb2q24w
BOOK: Writing and Publishing for Academic Authors

Writing and Publishing for Academic Authors
Author Joseph Michael Moxley
Editors Joseph Michael Moxley, Todd W. Taylor, Todd Taylor
Edition 2, illustrated
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield, 1997
ISBN 0847682587, 9780847682584
Length 239 pages

http://tinyurl.com/n5jzdcc

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Lies and Venom: Some Thoughts on Reviews and Reviewers

Lies and Venom: Some Thoughts on Reviews and Reviewers
Author: MacGlashan, M
Journal: Indexer
ISSN: 0019-4131 Date: 2008
Volume: 26 Issue: 4 Page: 172

http://tinyurl.com/kp6nfqj

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Book Reviews in Humanities Research Evaluations

Book Reviews in Humanities Research Evaluations
Author: Zuccala, Alesia
Journal:
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
ISSN: 1532-2882 Date: 10/2011
Volume: 62 Issue: 10 Page: 1979
DOI: 10.1002/asi.21588

http://tinyurl.com/nnlyts9

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H-Net Reviews

“H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an online
scholarly review resource. Charlotte Weber and Basia Nowak are
Editors of H-Net Reviews. Each H-Net discussion network has its
own review editor. Once posted to individual H-Net networks,
reviews are posted to H-Review and archived on this site.
The ISSN for H-Net reviews is 1538-0661.

H-Net Reviews bring a new dimension to the world of academic
publishing. Our reviews are published online via discussion networks
and the H-Net web site. This permits our reviews to reach scholars with
a speed unmatched in any other medium. It also makes a new kind of
interactivity possible, as reviewers, authors and readers engage in
discussions of the reviews online. Through the power of e-mail and
the web H-Net has helped pioneer online scholarly reviewing.

The Reviews archive is separated into annual volumes. You can browse
through the volumes or use our powerful search feature to assist in
finding reviews. Our review guidelines are available for online reference.”

http://www.h-net.org/reviews/home.php
Sample Book Review

This is a Review of:

MEDICAL LIBRARIAN 2.0: USE OF WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN REFERENCE SERVICES.
Wood, Sandra M. ed. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press,
2007
0789036053, 0789036061. $90.00

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DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS: How to Write a Book Review

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Google Scholar

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Google Blog Search WHILE IT LASTS

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Google Videos

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Google Images

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Google Domain Limited Web Search (GOV/JSTOR)

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