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Current Issue

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May 2016

About the Cover: Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. Christopher N. Cox, dean. Roland R. Ferrie, photographer.

Letter from the Editor: May Flowers. Mark Cummings introduces two new members of the Choice staff: Editorial Director Bill Mickey and Social Science Editor John Stoehr.

Bibliographic Essay. The Beatles: Will You Read My Book?, by Paul O. Jenkins.  More than 2,000 books have been written about the Beatles. The range of titles mirrors the importance of the band, universally acknowledged as the best, most popular, and most influential ever to appear on stage or enter the recording studio. Fans and scholars recognize that the turbulent and experimental 1960s influenced the Beatles as much as the Beatles influenced the decade. The scholars whose work is explored in this essay clearly love the Beatles, and this love has led them to produce books that help explain the fascination the band continues to inspire in those born long after the Fab Four dissolved.

University Press Forum 2016: University Presses in Vogue? Maybe. Essential? Definitely. As in years past, this feature comprises two parts: a "forum" of university press directors, and a press-by-press listing of significant current titles of interest to undergraduates

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.

Forthcoming Science & Technology Publications, 2016. Regularly appearing each year in the May issue, this selected list provides information on new titles of potential relevance for academic libraries.


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