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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2012

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2007

"All academic libraries should consider acquiring this database, as it combines high-quality content in more than 7,500 articles with a particularly well-designed interface…Highly recommended."

Library Journal Best Reference 2006 (Read the article)

"There's not enough space to extol this product's virtues sufficiently…Simply remarkable."

Besterman/McColvin Medal for an outstanding work of reference in electronic publishing:

The Oxford African American Studies Center was named "outstanding work of reference published in electronic format" at the ISG (CILIP) / BookData Reference Awards 2006. Sponsored by Nielsen BookData, the Reference Awards are organized and administered by the Information Services Group of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, London. "The transport of information from the printed sources to the electronic format has been handled well, giving the information a high level of accessibility."

From the Reviewers...

“The folks at Oxford have once again thought of everything…There’s not enough space to extol OAASC’s virtues sufficiently…Because it is so extraordinary, the resource makes it necessary this once to raise the usual rating scale of 1 to 10 to an unprecedented 11! The Bottom Line: A remarkable achievement in accessible scholarship, Oxford African American Studies Center is strongly recommended for all libraries.” — Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal

“Design and navigation are well thought out; there seems to be very little Oxford hasn’t considered in making the site easy to navigate and use…Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.” — Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

“…a great subject-specific resource that, for years, has been lacking in many school libraries…this database provides students with a new depth of historical, biographical, and scholarly materials on African Americans. [Oxford African American Studies Center] rates a strong A… With content updates every three months, this database will definitely surpass most collections found in school libraries. This is a great opportunity to offer a well-developed, easy-to-use specialized database on a subject area that is never fully covered by print resources.” — School Library Journal

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