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June 2015

About the Cover: Laurance S. Rockefeller Library, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. Noah Lowenstein, library director. Mustafah Greene, photographer.

Editorial: Make It New: Mark Cummings announces the imminent arrival of a new product, a tablet version of Choice. A beta version of the tablet will be available for demonstration at ALA Annual in San Francisco, and rollout is scheduled for the opening of the academic year.

Online Drug Information Resources, by Kristine Steigerwalt. Prescription medication use has increased substantially over the past fifteen years; consequently, pharmaceuticals are of growing interest to the medical community and public at large. The availability of online drug information has expanded dramatically, as have the number of health care professionals and laypeople seeking reliable sources of drug-related information. This essay discusses both freely available websites and subscription-based databases/newsletters for guiding the information choices of students, librarians, faculty, laypeople, and professionals based in the United States.

Forthcoming GLBT Publicatons, 2015. This feature—a new topic in Choice's longstanding forthcoming series—highlights print and electronic works scheduled for publication from June 2015 onward.


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