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Book reviews published in journals are written by scholars and provide information about why a book is important in a particular area of study.
A good indication that a book is scholarly is if it published by a university press, which exists solely to publish scholarly works.
A book review is helpful for deterining which books are recommended by scholars as the most useful for studying a particular topic.
Many electronic journal databases contain book reviews.