Choice: A Publishing Imprint of ACRL

More than 22,000 academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on the reviews in Choice magazine and Choice Reviews for collection development and scholarly research. Choice reaches almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States. Click here for the latest information on all of Choice's products, services, and initiatives.

Current Issue

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November 2016

About the Cover: The MacPháidín Library, Stonehill College, Easton, MA. Cheryl McGrath, director. Jennifer Macaulay, photographer.

Letter from the Editor: Using Choice Reviews with DDA. In the second installment of a two-part editorial, Mark Cummings outlines how Choice Reviews can fit into the DDA environment.

Bibliographic Essay: Tracing the History of the Bicycle and Its Impact on Society, by Duncan R. Jamieson. The ubiquitous bicycle is at home in the library stacks, as it is in the garage, the dorm room, or the bicycle rack. This bibliography includes both primary and secondary sources to assist undergraduate students doing research on a wide variety of subjects that will be enriched by considering the bicycle's place in human society. Although some of the books may be harder to find, they are all available through interlibrary loan; more and more of the older titles are being reprinted or can be found in digital form. From books by Nobel laureates to books by bicycle messengers, students interested in any of the social sciences and humanities disciplines will find ideas of value.

Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources. Each month, the Choice editorial team pulls together the most significant titles for community college libraries.

Feature: Forthcoming Reference Publications, 2016–2017This feature highlights forthcoming titles scheduled for publication from the late summer of 2016 through 2017. Each of the titles on the list was suggested by the publisher and then selected by Choice for its relevance to undergraduate curricula.


Resources for College Libraries

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Resources for College Libraries™ is the premier list of core print and electronic resources for academic libraries, featuring over 75,000 titles in 117 subjects. Brought to you by ACRL's Choice and Bowker, RCL covers the entire two-year and four-year college curriculum and provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate study. Developed by a team of more than 400 subject editors, bibliographers, and referees, the database is continuously updated.

The redesigned RCL offers both professional researchers and beginning students an easy-to-use interface and discovery features for exploring content. The new interface continues to feature the credible and comprehensive content users expect, along with the following features:

  • Tag, rate and review, and save titles to your personal account by using My Discoveries™ technology
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  • Full-text Choice reviews and easy identifiers for Choice Outstanding Academic Titles
  • Curriculum-specific, easy to browse subject hierarchies
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