Choice Reviews Online What is it? Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.
Why use it? Each year Choice publishes more than 7,000 reviews that are: • Timely - typically the first comment on scholarly publications • Authoritative - written by selected experts in the subject • Concise - brief but thorough, providing information and recommendations • Easy to Use - logical arrangement, including data needed to order the item reviewed
Tips for maximum use—minimum effort • Set up a personal profile • Create automatic alerts based on self selected criteria such as • subject areas or interdisciplinary categories • LC call numbers (see http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/) • title keywords • format type • recommendation level • Create and maintain lists • Save searches
LC Call # search examples HB to HC9999 (economics) HD to HE (retrieves all items classified HD but not those classified HE) PQ6000 to PQ8999 (Spanish literature) QE to QE9999 (geology)
Other Helpful Features • Bibliographic Essays • Forthcoming Titles and past FT lists • Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) • Hot Topics (varies by individual issue) • ISBN link to WorldCat link to Foxtrax