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AcqWeb Many links for acquisitions and collection development related sites.

AcqWeb's Directory of Collection Development Policies on the Web

AddALL Book Search and Price Comparison The book search engine that allows you to comparison shop among over 40 online bookstores including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders. also searches for used, hard to find, and out of print books. Search results are sorted by title, author or price. compares new and used book prices across major online bookstores. Search by ISBN or Author/Title.

The Cyberlibrarians' Rest Stop: Collection Development for Virtual Libraries Researchin' Librarians' Toolkit includes: Evaluating Web-based Resources | What to include in a Virtual Collection | Web Collection Development Tools | Search Directories and Engines | Keeping Current: Web-based Resources | Tutorial about developing a Virtual Collection | Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting (6 part series)

Genamics JournalSeek Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet. The database presently contains 68,411 titles. Journal information includes the description (aims and scope), journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category and ISSN. Searching this information allows the rapid identification of potential journals to publish your research in, as well as allow you to find new journals of interest to your field. The database does not contain articles or abstracts.

Guide to Reference The online Guide includes more than 16,000 trusted go-to sources and offers guidance in the form of introductory essays and annotations for entries.

Library & Information Science Resources: Collection Development Sites
Includes general sites, book reviews, collection development policy lists, and selecting Web resources.

Publishers' Catalogues Search over 7,000 publishers' catalogues from around the world by place, topic, or type of material.

RCLweb RCLweb is the online edition of the new Resources for College Libraries prepared by ACRL's Choice and Bowker. This 2006 edition is the long-awaited successor to Books for College Libraries (BCL3). The core list features 65,000 titles in 58 curriculum-specific subjects. Titles have been selected by more than 300 subject specialists and bibliographers.

YBP Community College Center
has a section of Custom Selection Lists on many subject areas.