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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.

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August 2016

About the cover: J. Conrad Dunagan Library, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX. Howard C. Marks, director. Nanci Harris, photographer.

Letter from the Editor. The Hits Just Keep On Comin'!. Mark Cummings announces plans for a new publication, whose working title is "CC Advisor," to be published jointly by Choice and The Charleston Company, publishers of The Charleston Advisor.

Choice Digital Resources Directory: 2016-17 Buying Guide. In the fourteenth annual installment of the Buying Guide, independent consultant and former Choice editor Susanne Bjorner presents succinct descriptive information on web-based resources of potential use to a broad range of academic library patrons.

Bibliographic Essay: Online Resources for Business Research, by Celia Ross. The online business research landscape has changed since this essay was first published nearly a decade ago (CH, Apr'07). Some websites and products originally referred to have come and gone, but many important, still-relevant resources remain. What has not changed is the daunting nature of business research itself. This essay highlights nearly two hundred online resources likely found in a business researcher's arsenal. They have been selected for their overall quality and ability to provide useful information to support successful business research. All of the resources discussed are appropriate for academic libraries with relevant programs of study, and many for public libraries serving entrepreneurs and businesses in their communities.

Special Feature: Outstanding Academic Resources of 2015.

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

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