Faculty Ordering and Selection Aids
In consultation with their library liaisons, faculty members order books, videos, and other materials to support student and faculty research. Purchasing is done in accordance with the library's collection development policy.
To assist faculty with the selection of materials, the library subscribes to a variety of selection aids. These include:
Choice Reviews Online: CHOICE: Reviews for Academic Libraries publishes 7,000 reviews per year on academic titles in every subject. Users can search reviews online, or set up a profile to receive emailed reviews on any topic of interest. You are welcome to speak with your liaison librarian to tailor a profile.
Resources for College Libraries: RCL provides listings for a "core collection" of resources that should be owned by most academic libraries. New items are being added to this list regularly. You can see the listings for your subject here.
Books in Print: Books in Print provides publication information for five million titles that are in print, out of print, or forthcoming. It is the most comprehensive listing we have access to.
- Amazon.com: Amazon contains a fairly comprehensive listing of published books, and the library frequently uses it for ordering.
Online Form: (Department Funds)
To order an item using departmental funds, use this form. Some departments may require the library to obtain approval for these orders.
Order Spreadsheet: (Department Funds)
Designated faculty representatives may submit bulk orders using this spreadsheet. Just download it, fill it out, save it, and attach it in an email to Ron Epps, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommend A Purchase: (Other Items)
Faculty are welcome to recommend items for purchase that may not be covered by departmental funds. To advise us to order materials, use this form.