Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Looking for a Good Book?

Our holiday break is just around the corner and I’m sure you can’t wait to curl up with a good book. To help you, I thought I would share a few readers’ advisory tolls.

First, I’d like to suggest NoveList. It is a wonderful tool that is accessed through the New York Public Library’s database link with a NYP Access or library card number. NoveList is a searchable database that includes over 125,000 fiction titles. It allows searching by author, title, series, a variety of traditional index terms, natural language terms or phrases, and Boolean combinations.

Another resource is This free web site is a compendium of news about books, publishing, authors, and awards. It isn’t as user friendly as NoveList, but it is packed with information. BookSpot provides numerous reviews and a great deal of genre-specific information including links to the book review pages of major newspapers and to book excerpts.

Well, I hope these help. Have a wonderful holiday break.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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