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Selection of resources for the Good Library is a joint effort between librarians and teaching faculty. Teaching faculty are the subject matter experts in their fields and their input in developing subject area collections are vital to the overall quality of the collection. This expertise is especially useful in selecting physical and digital books, media, etc. However in order to better reflect the changing academic information market, librarians will be in charge of all decisions regarding continuing cost resources (databases and journals). All faculty have access to a shared funding pool from which to place orders for these one-time materials. Use of this pool will be on a first come first served basis and faculty members are encouraged to submit orders throughout the academic year
Book review journals such as Choice, Booklist, and Library Journal, are available in print format in the library and may be searched electronically via Academic Search Premier. Journals of professional associations and other discipline-specific journals also carry reviews.
Choice covers scholarly works and has become a recognized source of quality book reviews for academic libraries.