For immediate release | June 19, 2012

Hot off the presses from ACRL and Choice: Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles 2007-2011

Middletown, Conn. Honoring the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual “Outstanding Academic Titles” list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year. Now available is a comprehensive print collection of reviews representing excellence in a five-year period, “Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles 2007-2011,” edited by Choice Humanities Editor Rebecca Ann Bartlett.

Works that are selected as Outstanding Academic Titles, or OATs, are distinguished by overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field and value to undergraduates. Titles may be selected because they are a first treatment in an evolving field of study or because they present an original or unique treatment in an established field.

“Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles 2007-2011” presents reviews of 3,650 print and electronic works in a wide variety of categories that Choice has deemed indispensable for every library. It is the perfect tool to help libraries remain current and to assist in their making informed choices for acquisition.

“Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles 2007-2011” is available for purchase in print through the ALA Online Store and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers. An e-book version is forthcoming.

For more information, contact Laura Mullen at (203) 569-9933 or



Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1963, Choice has been the premier review journal for scholarly publications for nearly 50 years and is the leading North American source for reviews of new scholarly books and electronic resources.


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David Free

Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

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