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:Note: OCLC has a prototype of a very similar database at [http://FictionFinder.oclc.org FictionFinder.oclc.org] -- it is limited and less user-friendly at this point, but keep an eye on it, since it’s still in the making.
 
:Note: OCLC has a prototype of a very similar database at [http://FictionFinder.oclc.org FictionFinder.oclc.org] -- it is limited and less user-friendly at this point, but keep an eye on it, since it’s still in the making.
  
==Other sites mentioned in my presentation==
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==Other sites==
  
 
===Children’s Sites===
 
===Children’s Sites===
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*Lexile Searches
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:[http://www.lexile.com/findabook/StudentInfo.aspx Lexile.com] - Search for a book by Lexile score/range and subject matter.
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:[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/lib-edu/LDND/lexile/ Library of Virginia Notable Books] - The Notable Books list annotated with Lexile scores, sortable by all fields.
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*[http://www.bookhive.org Bookhive]
 
*[http://www.bookhive.org Bookhive]
 
:Click on "Find a Book" in the middle of the front page. Run by the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Library; annotated by librarians.
 
:Click on "Find a Book" in the middle of the front page. Run by the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Library; annotated by librarians.
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*[http://www.whichbook.net Whichbook:www.whichbook.net]
 
*[http://www.whichbook.net Whichbook:www.whichbook.net]
 
:British, more fun than useful!
 
:British, more fun than useful!
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*[http://www.earlyword.com/ Early Word: News for Collection Development and Reader's Advisory Librarians]
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:This blog/website's co-founder and editor is Nora Rawlinson, a heavyweight in the arena as editor of 'Library Journal' and editor-in-chief of 'Publisher's Weekly' for 12 years, and the head of materials selection at Baltimore Public Library before that.  A great blog to scan every day.  Nancy Pearl's podcasts are also here.
  
 
===Libraries/Librarians Doing Neat Things with RA===
 
===Libraries/Librarians Doing Neat Things with RA===
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*Culpeper County Library's booklists -- [http://www.supportlibrary.com/nl/users/culpeper/mweb/path2-1.html For Teens] and [http://www.supportlibrary.com/nl/users/culpeper/mweb/path4-3.html For Kids]
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:booklists from our neighbors to the North focusing on Young Adult and Children's reading suggestions
  
 
*[http://www.wrl.org/bookweb/RA/index.html Williamsburg (VA) Reg'l Library]
 
*[http://www.wrl.org/bookweb/RA/index.html Williamsburg (VA) Reg'l Library]
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*NoveList: an EBSCO database available through participating libraries
 
*NoveList: an EBSCO database available through participating libraries
  
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==What's New at J-MRL==
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===For Children===
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib34 '''Fiction'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib35 '''Non-Fiction'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib38 '''Talking Books'''].
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===For Young Adults===
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib36 '''Fiction'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib37 '''Non-Fiction'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib38 '''Talking Books'''].
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===For Adults===
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib30 '''Fiction'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib31 '''Non-Fiction'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib32 '''Biography'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib33 '''Mystery'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib39 '''Talking Books'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib40 '''DVDs'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib41 '''Music CDs'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/ftlist^bib42 '''Books in Large Print'''].
 
[[Category:Websites]]
 
[[Category:Websites]]

Revision as of 18:56, 27 September 2012

Article in Websites category.

Starred sites for adult fiction readers' advisory

Inclues pictures of covers, series lists, and pre-pub/forthcoming information as well.
Brought to you by Bowker -- available only inside the library .Locate books by author, title, or attributes in six different areas for fiction: genre, setting, location, character, timeframe, and topic. Choose the "find similar" button and then narrow down by attribute.
Note: OCLC has a prototype of a very similar database at FictionFinder.oclc.org -- it is limited and less user-friendly at this point, but keep an eye on it, since it’s still in the making.

Other sites

Children’s Sites

  • Lexile Searches
Lexile.com - Search for a book by Lexile score/range and subject matter.
Library of Virginia Notable Books - The Notable Books list annotated with Lexile scores, sortable by all fields.
Click on "Find a Book" in the middle of the front page. Run by the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Library; annotated by librarians.
Especially of note: the Juvenile Series and Sequels database
Run by Sylvan Learning Center, has limited listings and is grade-level dependent, but might jog your mind for some suggestions based on reading level and subject matter.

General Fiction Sites

search the archives for good reading lists
limited results without a subscription, but come here for pseudonym lists, basic searches in

Genre-specific sites

readalikes under Reader’s Choice > If You Like
reviews by romance category
has a nice list of other genre resources ( www.henricolibrary.org/onlinesrvcs/genre.html)
Click on their "Readers Advisory" tab for links galore. Also: book lists, new notable fiction, lists of starred reviews.

General Readers' Advisory Sites

  • What Do I Read Next? -- Gale database accessible through finditvirginia.org or jmrl.org's database page
adult and youth series
British, more fun than useful!
This blog/website's co-founder and editor is Nora Rawlinson, a heavyweight in the arena as editor of 'Library Journal' and editor-in-chief of 'Publisher's Weekly' for 12 years, and the head of materials selection at Baltimore Public Library before that. A great blog to scan every day. Nancy Pearl's podcasts are also here.

Libraries/Librarians Doing Neat Things with RA

booklists from our neighbors to the North focusing on Young Adult and Children's reading suggestions
personalized RA services ( www.wrl.org/bookweb/RA/index.html)
  • Neal Wyatt -- Chesterfield Ct PL, Library Journal column/articles
Reading Room search (readingroom.rrpl.org)
very strong suggestion database
  • NoveList: an EBSCO database available through participating libraries

What's New at J-MRL

For Children

For Young Adults

For Adults