[DigitalScholarship] BOOK REVIEWS: How to Write a Book Review

 

How to Write a Book Review

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How to Write a Book Review

 

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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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