Information Update - Fall 2012
Choice Reviews Online: Sustainability Meets Versatility
- In a move to enhance the resources faculty and librarians have available for developing the Library's book collection at The University of Scranton, and to offer a "greener" solution for this activity, the Library has added Choice Reviews Online to its list of databases. Choice Reviews Online is a selection tool for academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources that allows faculty, students, and librarians to locate the leading academic books in their fields of learning from 1987 to the present. It takes the place of its paper counterparts: Choice magazine and Choice reviews on cards which will be going away at the end of December 2012. Choice Reviews Online was developed by the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.
- Choice Reviews Online is able to help faculty select leading scholarly resources for the Library's collection across disciplines using its wide ranging search capabilities and is a premier source for reviews. Choice publishes more than 7,000 reviews per year. Unlike its paper counterparts, Choice Reviews Online can be customized by subject area, keywords, readership level and Choice recommendation to pinpoint those resources that best meet your research needs. Choice Reviews Online also contains four months of the internet version of the monthly print magazine Choice including all of the "Feature" articles and bibliographic essays contained in the print version.
- "Registered" users of Choice Reviews Online (registration is free) can set up "Saved" searches that can easily be repeated and "Profiles" that bring the latest reviewed materials matching their selection criteria directly to their email box each month. In addition, users can create lists of their search results which can be added to at any time and then either printed or emailed. Additional features for using this database can be found by clicking on its handy "Help" tab and then clicking on the link to "Top Ten Tips for Using the New Choice Reviews Online" as well as in the "FAQ" section.