NoveList Plus

What is it?

  • NoveList Plus, powered by EBSCOhost, provides book recommendations in fiction and nonfiction, by identifying read-alike titles, series, authors, and genres by matching setting, plot, and style.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus assists parents and teachers in locating appropriate reading material for children by matching their reading abilities and interests up to middle school reading level.

Getting Started

Access NoveList Plus and Novelist K-8 Plus through any web browser:

  1. Go to the library’s website and click on the orange Research & Learning button and then on the Articles, Research & Information button.

  2. Click on Books & Literature and then on the NoveList-Book Recommendations or Novelist K-8 Plus Book Recommendations link. You will be prompted to log in with your Patron ID # (back of card) and PIN number.

Using NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus

  1. Use NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus by 1) typing in your query in the Basic Search field, 2) choosing Advanced Search for more options, or 3) browsing by genre, audience, or featured read-alikes.

  2. Basic Search allows you to enter a word or phrase. Search suggestions will appear as you begin to type your term(s). Narrow your results by title, author, series, or narrator. Advanced Search gives you options to limit your search by such factors as document type, nationality, gender, or grade level. You can also explore the Quick Links at the top of the page for Book Discussion Guides, Featured Articles, and more.

  3. Click on an item in your results list to view the record. The record will display read-alikes on the right-hand side of the page and various “tabs” of information at the bottom.

  4. You can also print, e-mail, and save results to your computer.

  5. Sign up for NextReads e-Newsletters on the library database page, under Books & Literature, to received monthly curated lists of book recommendations straight to your e-mail.

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