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Book Reviews and Orders for Economics


Book Reviews for Economics

About This LibGuide


  • The purpose of the libguide is to provide Salem State Economics Department faculty with a searchable repository of scholarly book reviews.
  • It's primary purpose is to assist in the acquisition of books for the Berry Library.
  • The list also serves as a current awareness service for faculty and students in the Economics Department.

Selection Criteria

  • The list only includes books that are highly recommended in library book review sources, reputable newspapers, and scholarly journals. 

Sources of reviews

  • Library databases
    • Academic Source Premier
    • Book Index with Reviews
    • Sage
    • GOBI Acquisitions Database
      • GOBI provides Spotlight Lists.
      • Multiple lists were consulted within GOBI for award winners, EBSCO subject lists, and special themes
  • Review Sources
    • New York Times Book Review
    • New York Review of Books
    • Times Literary Supplement 
    • Booklist
    • Publishers Weekly
  • Publisher Catalogs
    • Palgrave
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Oxford University Press
    • University of Chicago Press
    • Palgrave Macmillan
    • Harvard University Press
    • Yale University Press
    • Princeton University Press
    • University of Chicago Press
    • Duke University Press
  • Journals
    • Journal of Economic Literature








Questions and Suggestions

Additional Information

  • I will be researching book reviews continuously and revising this list.
  • I welcome suggestions about review sources not included here.
  • Please let me know if I have overlooked any areas.
  • Also, if the organization is confusing or incorrect, please let me know. 

Thank you so much for your assistance!

Nancy Dennis, Library Liaison for English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Economics, and Criminal Justice with suggestions.