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==Starred sites for adult fiction readers' advisory==
 
==Starred sites for adult fiction readers' advisory==
  
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*[http://0-www.fictionconnection.com.aries.jmrl.org  Fiction Connection]
 
*[http://0-www.fictionconnection.com.aries.jmrl.org  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.
 
: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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: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==
  
*[http://bibliotravel.com Bibliotravel]
 
 
===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.webrary.org/rs/FLmenu.html  Fiction_L listserv]
 
*[http://www.webrary.org/rs/FLmenu.html  Fiction_L listserv]
 
:search the archives for good reading lists
 
:search the archives for good reading lists
    * FictionDB: www.fictiondb.com -- limited results without a subscription, but come here for pseudonym lists, basic searches in desperation
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    * Genre-specific sites:
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*[http://www.fictiondb.com FictionDB]
          o Mystery: www.stopyourekillingme.com
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:limited results without a subscription, but come here for pseudonym lists, basic searches in  
          o Romance: www.likesbooks.com (readalikes under Reader’s Choice > If You Like --)
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          o Romance: www.theromancereader.com (reviews by romance category)
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===Genre-specific sites===
          o Henrico PL has a nice list of other genre resources ( www.co.henrico.va.us/library/DBWeb/adbkgenres.html)
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    * Gnooks: www.gnooks.com -- amorphous social links between authors
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*[http://bibliotravel.com Bibliotravel]
    * Internal Resources
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          o JMRL wiki (hera.jmrl.org/wiki)
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*[http://www.stopyourekillingme.com Mystery: www.stopyourekillingme.com]
          o JMRL.org's Readers' Corner page (hera.jmrl.org/pr-readers.htm)
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    * Libraries/Librarians Doing Neat Things with RA
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*[http://www.likesbooks.com Romance: www.likesbooks.com]
          o Williamsburg (VA) Reg'l Lib. -- personalized RA services ( www.wrl.org/bookweb/RA/index.html)
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:readalikes under Reader’s Choice > If You Like  
          o Seattle PL< -- David Wright(readersadvisory.org), Nancy Pearl, and the ShelfTalk blog (shelftalk.spl.org)
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          o Neal Wyatt -- Chesterfield Ct PL, Library Journal column/articles
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*[http://www.theromancereader.com  Romance: www.theromancereader.com]
          o Rocky River (OH) PL -- Reading Room search (readingroom.rrpl.org)
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:reviews by romance category
          o Librarything: www.librarything.com/suggester - very strong suggestion database
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          o NoveList: an EBSCO database available through participating libraries
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*[http://www.henricolibrary.org/onlinesrvcs/genre.html Henrico PL]
    * Overbooked: www.overbooked.org
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: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.
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    * Reader's Advisor Online (Libraries Unlimited) www.readersadvisoronline.com
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*[http://www.overbooked.org Overbooked: www.overbooked.org]
    * What Do I Read Next? -- Gale database accessible through finditvirginia.org or jmrl.org's database page
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:Click on their "Readers Advisory" tab for links galore. Also: book lists, new notable fiction, lists of starred reviews.
    * What's Next?:ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnextnew.asp (adult and youth series)
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    * Whichbook:www.whichbook.net -- British, more fun than useful!
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===General Readers' Advisory Sites===
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*[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]
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:adult and youth series
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*[http://www.whichbook.net Whichbook:www.whichbook.net]
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: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.
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===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
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*[http://www.wrl.org/bookweb/RA/index.html Williamsburg (VA) Reg'l Library]
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:personalized RA services ( www.wrl.org/bookweb/RA/index.html)
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*[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)
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*Neal Wyatt -- Chesterfield Ct PL, ''Library Journal'' column/articles
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*[http://readingroom.rrpl.org Rocky River (OH) PL]
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:Reading Room search (readingroom.rrpl.org)
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*[http://jmrl.org/pr-readers.htm JMRL.org's Readers' Corner page] jmrl.org/pr-readers.htm)
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*[http://www.librarything.com/suggester Librarything: www.librarything.com/suggester]
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:very strong suggestion database
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*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'''].
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[[Category:Websites]]

Latest revision as of 15:43, 3 June 2014

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