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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online is a 2011 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Resource

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

It's that time of year. The lovely people at CHOICE have been handing out their plaudits for those print and online reference resources that they consider to be of high value to librarians, relevant faculty members and ultimately the students! And our Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online is up there with the best of them. Read all about it here.

We all look forward to the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Resources awards each year. The guys at CHOICE have done a great job over the years. They are pretty much the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. I attended the ALA Midwinter Conference this year in Dallas, Texas, and swung by the CHOICE stand to pick up some of their shiny gold stickers, which are now plastered all over my suitcase. We are, therefore, very chuffed to learn that our Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online (REP Online) has been named as one of 2011's outstanding resources.

Just a bit of background. In 1998, REP was published as a multi-volume print set. It was the first multi-volume Encyclopedia to be published in the discipline in over thirty years. Not content with resting on their laurels, however, the REP editorial team, led by Professor Edward Craig, then began work on a fully searchable and extensively cross-referenced dynamic Web version, REP Online. Currently, the online version of REP offers nearly 3,000 articles, covering the latest developments in philosophical enquiry as well as giving students and researchers a rich grounding in the fundamental issues and a thorough history of the subject.

At the beginning of last year, we were delighted to launch the new 2.0 version of the resource, which featured substantial revisions to many core articles. The CHOICE review at the time was very complimentary. The reviewer, C.J. Kohen, a librarian at Daytona State College in the US, remarked that 'the comprehensive article content and links to similar subjects make this database a highly useful source for any student interested in expanding upon themes or exploring related topics.'

Interested? Well, you can visit the REP Online homepage here and enjoy some free articles and a bit more background on the resource.

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