Wednesday, March 12, 2008

If you haven't used our Novelist databases lately you should give them a try - they've recently been upgraded with a new look and more features. Now you can enter titles, authors and subjects in a single search box instead of having to use a tabbed display. If you're looking for a series just enter the name and all books in the series will display. Click on the handy Search BPL Catalog link and you can see if the library owns the book. You'll also find Recommended Reads, Award Winners and Read-alikes.

Novelist for Kids has great Grab and Go Book Lists, Curriculum Ideas for teachers and many records provide the Lexile Reading Number.

Once you get hooked on Novelist you might want to create a folder to save items and reuse them instead of having to retype your searches. You're sure to discover new authors and titles so give it a try. Remember, when accessing the databases from home you'll need your library card number to login.

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