Selection Tools for Youth Services
Most of us rely on reviews, but not all reviews are created equal. Using good review sources may be as important as the selection of materials. A good source of reviews makes your job easier. Becoming familiar with review formats and scopes will save you time as you read through the massive number of journals and resources available. Knowing your community will help you determine the best review sources for your library. Popular magazines and other media can be just as helpful as professional journals!
Consider the following when looking at review sources: