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How to Write a Critical Book Review
Library resources and websites included in this guide will illuminate the process of gathering, evaluating, and using information to write a critical book review. Elements for the book review include:
- Summary statement
- 3 critical reviews
- Your thoughts about the book
Finding Books and eBooks
- Once in the catalog, sign in at the top right. You will then be able to place a hold on a book for checkout.
- To search for books specifically, type in your topic/title into the search bar and choose library catalog from the dropdown choices. You can then tweak your results on the left by choosing "books" under "resource type."
- You can also search for eBooks in the catalog by tweaking your results to show eBooks only.
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
EBSCO is now a key provider of eBooks and audiobooks to libraries and other institutions worldwide. The synergy of eBooks and audiobooks with EBSCOs multifaceted collection of electronic content provides libraries with even more options for fulfilling their growing electronic information needs. Making eBook and audiobook content accessible via the popular EBSCOhost interface will provide for a more powerful, fully-integrated user experience and prove valuable to librarians, students, and researchers. EBSCO offers a rapidly growing collection of eBooks available via convenient Subject Sets that have been hand-crafted by collection development experts.
Provides access to more than 85 reference sources including encyclopedias, almanacs, series and - eBooks - in many subject area including literature, health, science, art, history, business, social science, and multicultural studies. To search a specific title (e.g. Short Stories for Students, Drama for Students, etc.), select the publication by clicking on the "+" beside the discipline which covers it.