How is RCL different from Choice?

The goal of RCL is to identify the most important core titles for given academic subjects, retrospectively (that is, not just the best recent titles, but also those published years or even decades ago which have maintained their importance for the undergraduate curriculum).

Choice Reviews Online (CRO) is a searchable database which contains all Choice reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. The Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) are the titles selected by Choice editors from among the previous year's reviews as the most important recently published academic works.

Though roughly one-third of RCL content has been reviewed in Choice, neither CRO nor OATs make any attempt at what Resources for College Libraries does—a comprehensive subject bibliography aligned with the undergraduate curriculum.