Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

More than 22,000 academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on the reviews in Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. Choice reaches almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States.

Current Issue

Photograph of Goucher College Library, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

May 2014

About the Cover: Goucher College Library, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. Nancy Magnuson, college librarian. Jeff Tryon, photographer.

Editorial: Clever Mathematicians. Editor and Publisher Marc Cummings discusses the pitfalls inherent in the geometric progression of big data.

Forum 2014: “The Best We Can Find in Our Travels Is an Honest Friend.” As in years past, this feature comprises two parts: a "forum" of university press directors, and a press-by-press listing of significant current titles of interest to undergraduates.

Understanding Homelessness: From Memoir to Pathways Home, by Irene Glasser and Eric Hirsch. In recent decades, homelessness has become a subject of growing concern throughout the world. Scholarly literature on homelessness has burgeoned along with the homeless population, as scholars in disciplines across the social and health sciences--public health, social work, anthropology, sociology, urban affairs, psychology--have struggled to understand this troubling problem from myriad viewpoints, and develop strategies to deal with it. This literature includes histories of homelessness; ethnographies; critical works on the causes and possible remedies for homelessness; and memoirs. This essay identifies some of the best of those resources.

Forthcoming Science & Technology Publications, 2014. Regularly appearing each year in the May issue, this selected list provides information on new titles of potential relevance for academic libraries.

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