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Title is among only 39 electronic works named to prestigious annual list

ANN ARBOR, MI, January 8, 2015 – ProQuest’s reinvention of the classic Literature Online® resource has been selected for Choice Magazine’s annual, highly acclaimed Outstanding Academic Titles list. This essential research database was heralded for rebuilt technology that creates “a more user-friendly experience, while offering more search options for power users.”

The Literature Online resource has been considered a staple of teaching and studying literature for more than 15 years. Encompassing the full text of more than 350,000 important historical and contemporary works of prose, poetry and drama, it helps students interpret these works with a nearly bottomless reservoir of contextual materials – authoritative criticism, encyclopedias, biographies and bibliographies and hours of literary audio and video clips.

“These outstanding works have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as important – often the first – treatment of their subject,” said Choice Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings. “Outstanding Academic Titles are truly the ‘best of the best.’”

Outstanding Academic Titles are selected by the editorial staff of Choice, a critical reviews resource relied on by academic librarians for collection decisions. Less than three percent of the more than 25,000 titles submitted to Choice for review in 2014 are included on the list. Literature Online was among the 39 electronic works that were selected.

Other ProQuest products that have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles in previous years include ebrary’s popular Academic Complete ebook solution, Queen Victoria’s Journals and ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL® and Serials Solutions® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® Flow™ collaboration platform, the Pivot™ research development tool and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

08 January 2015

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