Resources for Ordering Books

Learning Resources Center policies

LRC Collection Development Policy: "to support the education activities of faculty, students, and staff by making available in various formats materials relevant to the curriculum and purpose of the College".

Budget and calendar: Initial allotment at beginning of fiscal year; sometimes non-recurring funds may be allotted in January. Ordering occurs year round.

Sending Orders to the LRC

Electronic Resources for Citations and Reviews

  • "Books in Print" information:
    Books in Print with Reviews (through KYVL; off-campus access with ID/PW), Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK
  • Electronic journals:
    Reviews from  N.Y. Times, Boston Globe, The Internet Writing Journal, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, available through BookWire, BookPage, etc.;  Academic Search Premier and other LRC databases available from the library web page; index book reviews, some full-text.Other e-journals may only be open to subscribers or association members, such as the AEAweb, the American Economic Association's Web publications site.
  • Web lists of review sources:
    BookWire, BookPage, Book Reviews site, BookSpot
  • Publishers' and vendors' catalogs:
    Ex.: Cambridge UP, Majors (medical/science vendor)
  • Individuals' Web-published reviews:
    Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK. Web review sources can be located with a search on Metacrawler and other search engines. Reviews posted by individuals also are available from the archives of newsgroups and listservs that can be searched by such engines.

Paper Resources for Citations and Reviews

  • Review journals at BCTC LRC:
    Library Journal, New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books. 
  • Newspapers:
    Lexington Herald-Leader, Courier-Journal, etc.