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

image of J. Conrad Dunagan Library, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas

September 2016

About the cover: Hawkeye Community College Library. Waterloo, IA. Candace Havely, director. Ken Smith of Design Photography, Inc., photographer.

Letter from the Editor. What a Difference a Year Makes. Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings reviews Choice's accomplishments in the last year, beginning with a wholesale remake of the Choice brand.

New & Forthcoming Association & Organization Publications, 2016–2017. This annual feature in Choice's popular Forthcoming Series focuses on the publishing programs of professional societies and associations and research institutions.

Bibliographic Essay: The Landscape of Contemporary Asian American Studies, by Mark E. Pfeifer. This essay focuses on contemporary literature in Asian American studies, with a particular emphasis on publications from the past fifteen years. Among the specific realms covered are works related to demography, religion, gender, youth, political engagement, more recently arrived Asian American populations, racial discrimination, and portrayals in the media, film, and arts.  Important scholarly journals in the field are also discussed, as well as reference works and internet sources

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.

Resources for College Libraries

image of RCL home page

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
  • Word cloud technology for visual discovery
  • New content alerts
  • Easy to find RCL and CR titles in your local catalog
  • Full-color cover images
  • Dynamic facets to help refine search results
  • Full-text Choice reviews and easy identifiers for Choice Outstanding Academic Titles
  • Curriculum-specific, easy to browse subject hierarchies
  • And more

Visit the Resources for College Libraries marketing site to learn more and sign up for a free trial.