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HIST 260: Canada from the Conquest to the Present

Finding Book Reviews

Try searching the following databases:

CBCA @ Proquest Canadian resource
To find book reviews, type the title of the book and then add: and book reviews

Print holdings: 1920 - 1998: Check QCAT
First place to look for a review of a Canadian historical book. Reviews are arranged alphabetically by author under the subject heading "Book Reviews".
 
You can also search Summon to find book reviews.  Try the following search.  Note that the title of the book is surrounded by quotation marks so it will be searched as a phrase.
 
  "Little History of Canada"  Nelles  
 
Then limit your search by content type: Book Reviews

Writing a Historical Book Review

Writing a historical book review can be different from a standard review, since it must be read and critiqued on the topic with understanding and research.  Unlike a summary, a historical book review must be effective and analytical. 

Check the following guides for assistance:

How to Write a Book Review (University of Calgary, Department of History)

How to Write a History Book Review (University of Iowa, Dept of History)

For more information, consult the guide, Writing a Book Review.

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