A. Book Review Digest Plus is designed to serve educators, students, researchers, corporate customers, librarians, and library patrons by providing access to concise, critical evaluations for books with subject coverage in areas such as art, biography, business, education, history, the humanities, literature, religion, science & technology, the social sciences, and much, much more. Unlike reviews available through vendor sites and the open Web, Book Review Digest Plus includes reviews that are serious, academic works. Given the database’s broad subject coverage and diverse range of review sources, Book Review Digest Plus easily provides the following services:
As a general reference tool. Book Review Digest Plus provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult, young adult, and children’s fiction and nonfiction as well as descriptive summaries of the books.
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Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Web, many of the reviews in Book Review Digest Plus are from citable journals, making it an invaluable resource for literary and biographical research. Subject indexing, summaries, annotations and grade level designations make this a useful tool for readers’ advisory, collection development and curriculum support.
The Library maintains a print publication titled the Book Review Digest. This publication is produced annually and contains a great many reviews for books published during that year. It is located on the first floor of the Library in the Reference Collection, on the south side of the building facing King Street. The call number is Z1219 .C96:In addition to using the Book Review Digest, you may use a number of the Library's subscription databases to search for book reviews. The key to using a database to locate a book review is to use a limiter to instruct the database to perform a search for book reviews only. Let us use the example of Academic Search Premier to illustrate this process. From the Library's , scroll down and select the link for Academic Search Premier: