Publication Date

October 4, 2011

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

Choice Reviews Online and Directory Access

We are pleased to announce two new benefits for AHA members: access to Choice Reviews Online, featuring book reviews in history and related fields, and to the AHA’s annual Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians. Not a member? Join today!

Choice Reviews Online
As indicated in the September issue of Perspectives on History and in this recent press release, AHA members will now have complimentary access to Choice Reviews Online. A publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries, Choice carries over 7,000 reviews of new scholarly books and electronic resources annually. Its online database holds reviews of over 160,000 titles extending back to September 1988. Choice aims to produce reviews that are “concise, authoritative, and timely.”

History is one of the most extensively reviewed areas in Choice (each year about 1,000 reviews are published in history, geography, and area studies). Access to the Choice history reviews will complement the American Historical Review’s coverage. The brief reviews in Choice will be invaluable tools for teaching and research by providing quick and helpful glimpses of current scholarship; they can also serve as useful lead-ins to the more elaborate discussions in the AHR.

AHA members who log on to the members-only section of the AHA site will see a link that takes them directly to Choice Reviews Online. They will then have full access to the entire Choice website and will be able to take advantage of its full functionality. In addition, all AHA members who register with CRO will receive a monthly e-mail bulletin alerting them to new reviews in the subject areas of greatest interest to them.
This invaluable online resource is available for free only to members.

Access to the online edition of the Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians is now also available to AHA members. Simply log in to the AHA website using your member ID, and you will see a link that gives you instant access to the online Directory. Search through information on 800 history departments and historical institutions, and nearly 20,000 historians and history specialists.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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