Six Elsevier Works Included in Choice Outstanding Academic Titles List 2012

Mar 04, 2013, 08:55 ET from Elsevier

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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

Elsevier, 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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About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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