Choice: A Publishing Unit 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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December 2016

About the Cover: Charles E. Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London, CT. W. Lee Hisle, vice president for Information Services and librarian of the college. Richard Madonna, photographer. Schwartz/Silver Architects.

Letter from the Editor: Mission (Not Yet) Accomplished. Mark Cummings urges customers to think of Choice as a source of various publications for the entire library community.

Guest of Choice: The Little Library of Calcutta, by Sharmila Sen

Bibliographic Essay: Black Histories in Cuba and Its Diaspora, by Bonnie A. Lucero. This essay highlights some of the most important historical scholarship on the specifically raced and gendered experiences of black peoples in Cuba published in English since the 1940s. The essay concludes with a brief reflection on the ways building a library collection in this field can help prepare students to take part in this current historic period in US-Cuban relations.

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

Feature: Forthcoming Art & Architecture Publications, 2016–2017This feature highlights forthcoming titles scheduled for publication from December 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.

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