Thursday, January 3, 2013

NoveList, almost as good as a librarian

You just finished reading your book. You have an e-reader, so you can download a book from home, but panic hits when you realize that the library is closed and you cannot call your favorite librarian and ask, "What should I read next?" Never fear, NoveList is here to provide online readers' advisory.

NoveList is an electronic resource that can be used to find your next great read. Find NoveList by clicking on "Topics and Online Resources" found on the Pima County Public Library website. Choose "Books and Literature" to find the link for NoveList. Search by author, title, or series. Find a book by providing a description of a book you want to read. Get a "Recommended Reads List" by genre or find author and series read-alikes. Titles have links to reviews provided by "Good Reads" so you can read what others think of the book. Sign into "My NoveList" and keep lists of books you have read or want to read. One of the best features is a link to the Pima County Public Library to check the availability of the book you want to read. There is so much you can do! Will NoveList replace your favorite librarian? I certainly hope not, but it is a handy tool for finding your next great read.

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