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Concise critical evaluations are culled from more than 100 selected American, British, and Canadian periodicals
Book Review Digest is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, these are serious reviews by qualified experts.
This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development. It provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction. It also includes descriptive summaries of the books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, and most have at least two or more. Every book in Book Review Digest appears with all its reviews together in the same listing.
The Digest includes:
- Complete coverage of 5,000+ books reviewed by 100+ publications in the previous year
- Arranged by Author, each entry includes generous excerpts from several book reviews
- Subject & Title Index, plus See and See also references for additional guidance
- Access by Genre is included for biographies, plays, poetry, and short stories
Entries in Book Review Digest are arranged alphabetically by author, or title if appropriate, and supply:
- Publication year
- LC number
- Descriptive note
- Review excerpts
- Notation of illustrations or maps
Enhancing its value as both a collection development and general reference tool, Book Review Digest offers subject access to book reviews in a separate Subject and Title Index which also provides subject headings for adult fiction under the entry for "Fiction themes," and gathers biographies in a biography section and juvenile literature into three age ranges. In addition, complete publication data is provided in every issue for each of the journals from which reviews are excerpted.