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==Other sites mentioned in my presentation== ==Other sites mentioned in my presentation==
-*[http://bibliotravel.com Bibliotravel] 
===Children’s Sites=== ===Children’s Sites===
*[http://www.bookhive.org Bookhive] *[http://www.bookhive.org Bookhive]
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*[http://www.bookadventure.org/ki/bs/ki_bs_helpfind.asp BookAdventure] *[http://www.bookadventure.org/ki/bs/ki_bs_helpfind.asp BookAdventure]
: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. :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.
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-==Starred sites for adult fiction readers' advisory== 
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-*[http://www.fantasticfiction.com Fantastic Fiction] 
-:Inclues pictures of covers, series lists, and pre-pub/forthcoming information as well. 
-*[http://www.fictionconnection.com Fiction Connection] 
-: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. 
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-==Other sites mentioned in my presentation== 
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-*[http://bibliotravel.com Bibliotravel] 
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-===Children’s Sites=== 
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-*[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. 
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-*[http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/ Mid-Continent Public Library's Readers Advisory Pages]  
-:Especially of note: the [http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/series/juv/ Juvenile Series and Sequels database] 
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-*[http://www.bookadventure.org/ki/bs/ki_bs_helpfind.asp BookAdventure] 
-: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. 
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===General Fiction Sites=== ===General Fiction Sites===
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:limited results without a subscription, but come here for pseudonym lists, basic searches in :limited results without a subscription, but come here for pseudonym lists, basic searches in
-====Genre-specific sites====+===Genre-specific sites===
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 +*[http://bibliotravel.com Bibliotravel]
*[http://www.stopyourekillingme.com Mystery: www.stopyourekillingme.com] *[http://www.stopyourekillingme.com Mystery: www.stopyourekillingme.com]
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*[http://www.overbooked.org Overbooked: www.overbooked.org] *[http://www.overbooked.org Overbooked: www.overbooked.org]
:Click on their "Readers Advisory" tab for links galore. Also: book lists, new notable fiction, lists of starred reviews. :Click on their "Readers Advisory" tab for links galore. Also: book lists, new notable fiction, lists of starred reviews.
- * Reader's Advisor Online (Libraries Unlimited) www.readersadvisoronline.com+ 
- * What Do I Read Next? -- Gale database accessible through finditvirginia.org or jmrl.org's database page+===General Readers' Advisory Sites===
- * What's Next?:ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnextnew.asp (adult and youth series)+ 
- * Whichbook:www.whichbook.net -- British, more fun than useful!+*[http://www.readersadvisoronline.com Reader's Advisor Online (Libraries Unlimited) www.readersadvisoronline.com]
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 +*What Do I Read Next? -- Gale database accessible through finditvirginia.org or jmrl.org's database page
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 +*[http://www2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnextnew.asp What's Next?:ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnextnew.asp]
 +:adult and youth series
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 +*[http://www.whichbook.net Whichbook:www.whichbook.net]
 +:British, more fun than useful!
===Libraries/Librarians Doing Neat Things with RA=== ===Libraries/Librarians Doing Neat Things with RA===
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*[http://readersadvisory.org Seattle PL:David Wright](readersadvisory.org) *[http://readersadvisory.org Seattle PL:David Wright](readersadvisory.org)
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*[http://shelftalk.spl.org Nancy Pearl and the ShelfTalk blog] (shelftalk.spl.org) *[http://shelftalk.spl.org Nancy Pearl and the ShelfTalk blog] (shelftalk.spl.org)
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*Neal Wyatt -- Chesterfield Ct PL, ''Library Journal'' column/articles *Neal Wyatt -- Chesterfield Ct PL, ''Library Journal'' column/articles
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*[http://readingroom.rrpl.org Rocky River (OH) PL] *[http://readingroom.rrpl.org Rocky River (OH) PL]
:Reading Room search (readingroom.rrpl.org) :Reading Room search (readingroom.rrpl.org)
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*[http://hera.jmrl.org/pr-readers.htm JMRL.org's Readers' Corner page] hera.jmrl.org/pr-readers.htm) *[http://hera.jmrl.org/pr-readers.htm JMRL.org's Readers' Corner page] hera.jmrl.org/pr-readers.htm)
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*[http://www.librarything.com/suggester Librarything: www.librarything.com/suggester] *[http://www.librarything.com/suggester Librarything: www.librarything.com/suggester]
:very strong suggestion database :very strong suggestion database
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*NoveList: an EBSCO database available through participating libraries *NoveList: an EBSCO database available through participating libraries

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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

Children’s Sites

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.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)
  • 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
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