In addition to submitting purchase requests, faculty can recommend new monographs for the Libraries to purchase using Choice Reviews Online. There are two options for making purchase recommendations: (1) request to review a cardstack in your subject area, or (2) browse the Choice Reviews Online database and add titles of interest to a shared list.
Purchase recommendations must meet the selection criteria outlined in the Libraries' Collection Development Policy and are limited to available funds in the monograph budget.
If you are Interested in using Choice Reviews Online to make monograph purchase recommendations, navigate through the tabs in this section to learn about setting up an account, creating and adding titles to a shared list, and reviewing a cardstack in your subject area.
If you need assistance with using the Choice Reviews Online platform, please consult the online help tutorials, which provide instructions on conducting searches, creating alerts, and more.
Create a Choice Account
The first step is to create an account with Choice Reviews Online. This is required to create and add titles to a shared list and review cardstacks.
Create and Add Titles to a Shared List
This page describes how to create a list, add titles of interest to it, and share it with UMW Libraries. This option is useful for faculty who are teaching new courses and want to help build collections in those areas.
Review a Cardstack
If you would like to review a cardstack in your subject area, contact the Collection Services Librarian, Summer Durrant (blue email button on the left). A cardstack is available for every academic department. Each cardstack contains around 25-75 titles and includes new monographs reviewed by Choice in the last six months. The Libraries will review faculty input on cardstacks at the end of each semester.