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Critical Book Reviews: Home

Short guide to resources and structure of writing a critical book review

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


Palm Beach State College Library Catalog
Provides access to on-campus book collections, reserve catalog, and full-text e-Books.


  • 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."

For eBooks:

  • You can also search for eBooks in the catalog by tweaking your results to show eBooks only.

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