Six Elsevier Works Included in Choice Outstanding Academic Titles List 2012

High praise from academic library community and American Library Association for best scholarly titles

Philadelphia, PA, March 4, 2013Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that six of its works were included in the 2012 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles List.

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, published by the American Library Association, is a source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year in January, Choice publishes a selective list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. The list includes approximately ten percent of the 7,000 works reviewed in Choice and is based on criteria such as overall excellence in presentation and scholarship; importance relative to other literature in the field; distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form; originality or uniqueness of treatment; and value to undergraduate students.

“Having six works included in the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles list is quite an achievement for Elsevier and shows we are succeeding in our mission to develop world-class content for health, science and technology,” stated Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Elsevier Science & Technology Books. “We congratulate all of the Elsevier authors of the titles included in this esteemed list.”

The Elsevier titles included in the Outstanding Academic Titles list for 2012 are as follows:

Distributed and Cloud Computing
By Kai Hwang, Jack Dongarra, Geoffrey Fox

Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Three-Volume Set
By B. Bradford Brown, Mitchell Prinstein

Encyclopedia of Creativity
By Mark Runco, Steven Pritzker

Inspec: Engineering Village
An abstracting and indexing database for physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, mechanical, production and manufacturing information.

Netter's Neurology
By H. Royden Jones, Jayashri Srinivasan, Gregory Allam, Richard Baker, Lahey Clinic, Inc

The Copenhagen Diagnosis
By Ian Allison et al.

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