Resources for Recommending Books
BCTC Library Policies
BCTC Library 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". Books, DVDs, and other materials are purchased to aid students and faculty with their educational research.
Budget and calendar: Initial allotment at beginning of fiscal year; sometimes non-recurring funds may be allotted in January. Ordering occurs year round.
(Please note: Book order requests for textbooks will not be processed. Textbooks are available for purchase at the college bookstore.)
Sending Order Recommendations to the Library
- Order recommendations on paper: memos, catalogs
- Order recommendations electronically: Use the BCTC Book Recommendation Form, or send an e-mail to Kathleen Richardson.
Electronic Resources for Reviews
Book review sources:
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BookWire, BookPage, BookSpot
Publishers' and vendors' online catalogs:
Ex.: Cambridge UP, Majors (medical/science vendor)
Individuals' Web-published reviews:
Web review sources can be located with a search on various 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 Reviews
Review journals at BCTC Library:
New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books.
Lexington Herald-Leader, Courier-Journal, etc.