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A critical discussion and evaluation of a recent literary work, or artistic creation or performance, usually published in a current newspaper or magazine. Also refers to a periodical devoted primarily to articles of criticism and appraisal.
To locate book reviews, use Book Review Digest and/or Book Review Index, available in the reference section of most larger libraries. For film reviews, look under the heading Motion picture reviews--Single works in the index titled Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.