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.

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July 2016

About the cover: Clayton-Glass Library, Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma, TN. Allen Stuart Gaetjens, director of libraries. Photo courtesy of Motlow State Community College.

Letter from the Editor. Start with Better Options. Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings discusses the rationale and the promise of Choice's transformation from a publication to a publishing unit.

Bibliographic Essay: Education for Environmental Protection: The Story and the Resources, by Joseph Watras. Concern about the environment has always existed, but in recent decades it has grown exponentially. The resources on environmental education are growing accordingly. This essay identifies resources that are central to environmental education, and in so doing tells the story of the movement itself. With the exception of a few titles that provide important background information, the print resources discussed in this essay were published in 2000 or later. The essay also examines critical organizations and online resources.

Forthcoming Performing Arts & Mass Media Publications, 2016. This feature highlights print works scheduled for publication from July 2016 into 2017, selected for their potential relevance to library collections.

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

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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.

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:

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  • Full-text Choice reviews and easy identifiers for Choice Outstanding Academic Titles
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