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The archaeology collection at the University of Calgary supports the teaching and research needs of the B.A. and M.A.and PhD programs at the University of Calgary. It also supports research requirements from many related disciplines.

Locating Book Reviews

Core sources for Archaeology are:   Reviews in Anthropology   and JSTOR  -use advanced feature; then limit to "review" 


Other sources include:
  • America: History and Life - covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Hint: Use Advanced Search. Enter "book review" in the "document type" field to limit results to book reviews
  • ATLA Religion Database - major index to books and articles on religious studies. Hint: Choose keyword search; enter "reviews" and combine it with keywords from the title example: "reviews and Beyond phenomenology"
  • Canadian Periodical Index - good source if book was published Canada. Hint: Choose keyword search; enter "book reviews" and combine it with keywords from the title example: "book reviews and flowering of the soul"
  • CBCA (Canadian Business and Current Affairs) - good source if book was published in Canada Hint: add search term "book reviews" and change the drop down box to "subject"​
  • Project Muse - search for the book title, then modify search and search for "review" in title
  • Periodicals Archive Online - international index to thousands of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. Coverage is from the first issues(back to the 1700's) to 1990/1991. Hint: Select "Article Search"and limit "Search In" to book reviews
  • Web of Science - indexes more than 84 anthropology/archaeology journals  Hint : Go to Advanced Search and  select document type "Book Review"

How to Write a Book Review

How to Write a Critical Review of an Anthropological Text  (AnthroNiche by Douglas W. Hume)

Book Review Guidelines  - Department of Anthropology (East Carolina University)

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