Review by CCL-EAR Committee
Bowker’s Books in Print called BooksInPrint 2.5 (BIP 2.5) provides users with an efficient way to cross-search and retrieve bibliographic, publisher, and market information about books published in the United States in a variety of formats.
As with previous versions of the online program, BIP 2.5 offers subscribers comprehensive bibliographic information on currently published, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, e-book, audio, and video titles covering all levels, varieties, and interests (including scholarly, adult, juvenile, popular, reprint and out of print titles). It includes full-text book reviews, from over 40 well-known and reliable sources, including Booklist, CHOICE, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal and School Library Journal.
The search interface for BIP 2.5 utilizes a single-search box that is intuitive for users and will not require an excessive amount of training. The default keyword search is “All” and other field specific search parameters include: subject, title, author, publisher, and series title. The search field supports Boolean operators and ISBN.
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