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Choice Reviews Online
ARBA Online (American Reference Books Annual)
Academic Search Complete
GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information)*

Choice Reviews Online
Search for full-text book reviews from the print edition of Choice Reviews from 1988 to the current issue. Also includes bibliographic essays, feature articles, editorials, advertisements, Editor’s Picks, and Hot Topics.
If you choose to create a login and profile, you can take advantage of the following customized features, as well:

  • My Monthly Reviews: Receive a monthly emailed newsletter including reviews related to your subject area(s) of interest.
  • Saved Search Strategies: Save searches that you’d like to run again in the future.
  • My Lists: Create and save lists of reviews.

How to send order requests to the library:

  • Email the review to lgarber@mcdaniel.edu or your department’s liaison and type in your department as the Subject (ex. Art Dept. Order). If there are any special ordering instructions, please type them in the “Add Your Comments Here” box.
  • If you prefer the online tool, please let Linda Garber know and we will discontinue sending your department the paper Choice Reviews cards.

NOTE: LIMITED TO 2 USERS AT A TIME – PLEASE CLICK ON “LOGOUT FROM CRO” TO CLOSE YOUR SESSION.
You can learn more about using Choice Reviews.

ARBA Online (American Reference Books Annual)
Featuring more than 20,000 reviews of reference works, ARBAonline lets you identify and assess reference publications with confidence and ease, and enables you to keep your library collection up-to-date, maintain quality standards, and ensure depth of coverage.

How to send order requests to the library:

  • Print the review(s) and use campus mail to send to Linda Garber or your department’s liaison. Make sure you indicate your name, your department, and any special ordering instructions.

Academic Search Complete
This multi-disciplinary database, which provides full text for nearly 6,000 journals, includes the option to limit your search to book reviews. Just look under “Limit Your Results” for “Document Type” and choose “Book Review.”
How to send order requests to the library:

  • Email the review(s) to lgarber@mcdaniel.edu or your department’s liaison and type in your department as the Subject (ex. Art Dept. Order). If there are any special ordering instructions, please type them in the “Comments” box.

GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information)*
Search for reviews and other information in GOBI, a fully integrated database of over 2 million titles from the US, UK, and around the world. New titles and information updates are added to GOBI continuously, every day.
GobiAlerts: Receive weekly or monthly email alerts designed to notify teaching faculty and other selectors of newly published titles. Customizable, the alerts are defined by subject area in combination with other parameters.
If available, the following reviews will be included in the title’s listing: Booklist, Choice, E-STREAMS, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly.
Other useful information included: Table of contents, Book jacket, YBP Select recommendations, Subjects and Interdisciplinary topics.

How to send order requests to the library:

  • GOBI Search: Email the review(s) to lgarber@mcdaniel.edu or your department’s liaison and type in your department as the Subject (ex. Art Dept. Order). If there are any special ordering instructions, please type them in the “Message” box.
  • GobiAlerts: Click on the link in your alert email, select title(s), and choose “Recommend.” These are saved in a folder in Gobi from which library staff can place orders.

*NOTE: Use of GOBI services requires setup. Please contact Mary Wilson by email at mwilson@mcdaniel.edu or your department’s liaison if you are interested in trying them out.