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St. Mary's University Blume Library
Acquisitions & Collection Development Resources


AcqNet - archives of the AcqNet discussion group
AcqWeb - for those interested in acquisitions and collection development, a very comprehensive site, affiliated with AcqNet
Against the Grain - an acquisitions newsletter (TOC only online)
American Library Association
Ariadne: the Web Version - magazine of Internet issues for librarians
Baker Books (Harvard Business School): new books at the Baker Library
Cataloger's Reference Shelf - information about USMARC, USMARC code lists, subject cataloging manuals for classification, shelflisting, subject heading, and more
Chronicle of Higher Education
Currency Converter
Internet Public Library
Library Journal - online book reviews and more
Library of Congress Acquisitions
TechWeb Acquisitions Resources - serials acquisitions sites, vendor and publishing tools, and acquisitions discussion lists (from Queen's University Libraries, Kingston, Ontario, CA)
TexShare - Texas Library resource sharing program

Book Awards, Best Book Lists, Book Reviews

Academia - a monthly electronic journal for collection development from B&T
Atlantic Unbound - Atlantic Monthly Books and Authors online
Booklist Editors' Choice Awards
Caldecott Medal Winners
Classics of Science Fiction
Coretta Scott King Awards
Edgar Awards - best mystery books of the year
Hugo Awards
Library Journal - online book reviews and more
Man Booker Prize - winners from 1972-present
National Book Awards
National Book Critics Circle Awards
Nebula Awards
New York Times Book Reviews - can search over 50,000 book reviews back to 1980
Newbery Award Winners - official home page
Nobel Prize for Literature
Notable Books from ALA
Oprah's Book Club - featured books
Pen Faulkner Fiction Award fiction awards
Poetry Society of America - poetry awards
Publishers' Weekly Bestseller Lists
Pulitzer Prize


Publishers and Vendors (Selected)

Alibris - Out of print book vendor
Amazon.com - a huge online bookstore and more; author information, post your own reviews, lists of best books
Baker & Taylor - includes their book prices report
Barnes & Noble - includes transcripts of conversations with authors
Blackwell
Bookfinder - find Out-of-Print books
Dealtime - compare prices, availability, and shipping times on books, CDs, DVDs, and videos from more than many online merchants including Amazon.com.
Dramatists Play Service
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
H.W. Wilson
Half.com
Ingram Ipage
Midwest Library Service
Movies Unlimited
Samuel French (play database)
UMI
Varsity Books - buy and sell college textbooks
Video Distributor Database


Publishers and Vendors Directories

AcqWeb's Directory of Publishers and Vendors - search alphabetically or by subject.
Literary MarketPlace (LMP) - free information on publisher addresses (registration required)


Title Verification Resources

AcqWeb's Verification Resources - books (most countries), serials, music, videos
Amazon.com
- search over a million titles
COPAC - Online Public Access Catalogue, providing unified access to the online catalogues of some of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland
Internet Movie Database - helpful in verifying titles since it is searchable in a number of different ways (title, cast/crew names, character names)
Library of Congress home page
WorldCat


The Acquisitions Department for St. Mary's University Blume Library orders and receives monographs and nonbook materials for the library. This page is intended to provide information for the acquisitions staff and book selectors.


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Created August 1996. Last modified
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