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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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October 2016

About the Cover: U.S. Army War College Library, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA. Greta Braungard, acting director of the U.S. Army War College Library. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

Letter from the Editor: Using Choice Reviews with DDA. In the first installment of a two-part editorial, Mark Cummings discusses the evolving role of demand-driven acquisition in library collection development. In part 2, Mr. Cummings will outline how Choice Reviews can fit into the DDA environment.

Bibliographic Essay: Communication Ethics: A Vital Resource in an Ever-Changing World, by Robert L. Ballard, Melba Velez Ortiz, and Leeanne M. Bell McManus. The authors present an array of titles showing the depth of communication ethics. From the ancient Egyptians to contemporary theorists, communication ethicists prove to be among the fascinating and vital inquirers, because they fundamentally seek to understand the good. On the whole, communication ethics examines how, in the absence of a universal ethical perspective in today's world, we can best coexist amid sometimes incommensurable differences. To fully understand communication ethics as a research field, this bibliographic essay offers a brief history of communication ethics and discusses the scope and some of the important research of the field.

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

Feature: New & Forthcoming Political Science & Economics Publications, 2016–2017This feature highlights forthcoming titles scheduled for publication from the late summer of 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.

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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