||As the publishing industry gets set to usher in its fall season, unveiling a
host of new books that may dominate bestseller lists, or advance
thought-provoking views that illuminate our lives, it's a good time to be in
touch with a reminder that the Canadian Book
Review Annual, now fully digitized and available online, is one
of the best starting points for examining all that Canadian authors have to
CBRAonline.com, an essential resource for library
patrons and librarians, presently offers over 30,000 reviews with
more than 50 new titles added every month. Moreover, its online search
capability lets users find titles easily, facilitating research and providing a
depth of coverage.
The reviewers, primarily academics and librarians,
provide thorough and knowledgeable evaluations ─ a crucial service for
time-constrained researchers and students who have to necessarily wade through
a sea of information.
A wholly Canadian database, CBRAonline.com is valuable
for anyone interested in Canadian books and the Canadian point of view. As part
of our commitment to fostering affordable access to digital archives,
Consortia Canada members receive a 15% discount on the annual
Please visit our website for a free trial
(http://www.cbraonline.com/order/pricing/index.html). Alternatively, call or
e-mail us for further information.
The Canadian Book Review Annual (CBRA) founded in 1975 provides the most
comprehensive collection of authoritative reviews of English-language,
Canadian-authored scholarly, reference, trade, and books for youths published
Each original 350 word review by one of CBRA's more than 500
contributors (primarily academics and librarians) includes full bibliographic
data, a description of the book's contents, and critical commentary. CBRAonline
reviews are a reliable resource librarians and educators can use in collection
development. But equally important, CBRAonline's easy search capabilities will
save users time with quick and efficient searches. This comprehensive database
will serve a broad group of users, from professors and scholars to high-school
CBRAonline offers a range of search options including by
title, year, publisher and reviewer.
A key feature of CBRAonline is the
ongoing editorial and review program. The site will grow with new and updated
reviews of Canadian-authored books added on a monthly basis.
access to CBRA online you get:
- Reviews of Canadian authored fiction, non-fiction and children's books from
1975 to the present.
- The ability to search by author, reviewer, year and publisher.