Friday, August 31, 2007

What a 'Novel' Idea!

Ever get frustrated by not knowing what you should read next? This is often a fiction-lover's dilemma. Maybe you like historical romances set in Victorian England and you are voracious for more. Or, maybe you have a hankering for westerns featuring Native American lead characters. Or what about all those horror fans out there--how do you find only psychological horror stories and not those about witchcraft and ghosts?

NoveList may be just the answer! This database is chock full of ideas to help you determine what to read next. NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.

You can access NoveList via the library's homepage by clicking on the link 'Online Resources' from the left hand menu. Then, choose 'Literature Resources' and select 'NoveList'. If you are in the library, you need not login. If you are accessing the database from outside the library, you will simply use your library card number to login.

Go ahead, login--a whole new world of 'novel' ideas await you!

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