Books In Print with Reviews
Now available online and updated weekly. Citrus college paid $1429 for its 2004 subscription. The online version is updated weekly. BIP with Reviews is also available in fiche, CD-ROM, and print. Online it is found at http://www.booksinprint.com
How much does Snowbound cost? I wonder if there are any critical reviews on my oral presentation book. I want to see if there is a paperback edition of a book. I want to write to a publisher, what’s the address? Are there any audio or video products on James Baldwin?
To find price and availability for purchase of books, and Audio Visual materials, with full text reviews.
- 2.9 million books, audio cassettes and videos.
- 330,000 full text reviews.
- 62,000 publishers and distributors.
- 200,000 book jacket images.
- Forthcoming titles from 50,000 publishers.
- Includes reviews from Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Review, Publisher’s Weekly, Choice, a total of 15. This is a great help for selection.
- Excluded: Subscription-only titles, free books, government publications, and Bibles.
- Included: Books Out Of Print, Children’s Books in Print, Bowker’s Publisher Authority Database, Bowker’s Complete Video Directory, Words on Cassette.
- ”Pap” indicates paperback editions.
- Author’s names appear as on the title page; hence, they very. No authority control.
- Publishers update their entries by electronic data transfer. Thus, errors are many.
- Bowker is the ISBN agency for the U.S.
- Includes “annotated entries”
- Subject headings include Library of Congress and Sears.
- Fiction Room searches by character names.
Individuals, libraries, bookstores, jobbers, and corporations.
Dates of Coverage:
1979-date. Includes out of print, in print, and forthcoming titles. 16,000 entries are added monthly.
How to use:
Boolean Searchable by keyword, audience, or reading level, publisher, format, awards, bestsellers, whether reviewed or not, etc.
Largest bibliographic database for books and Audio Visual materials.
Has many errors, and slow response times. There is not enough AV materials included.
LCSH: 1. Bibliography. 2. Catalogs, Publishers