Online Readers Advisory Sites
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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 mentioned in my presentation
- 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
- readalikes under Reader’s Choice > If You Like
- reviews by romance category
- has a nice list of other genre resources ( www.co.henrico.va.us/library/DBWeb/adbkgenres.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!
Libraries/Librarians Doing Neat Things with RA
- personalized RA services ( www.wrl.org/bookweb/RA/index.html)
- Seattle PL:David Wright(readersadvisory.org)
- Nancy Pearl and the ShelfTalk blog (shelftalk.spl.org)
- Neal Wyatt -- Chesterfield Ct PL, Library Journal column/articles
- Reading Room search (readingroom.rrpl.org)
- JMRL.org's Readers' Corner page hera.jmrl.org/pr-readers.htm)
- very strong suggestion database
- NoveList: an EBSCO database available through participating libraries