Using NOVELIST to find great new books to read!
Mastery Objective: Students will be able to use the novelist database to generate personalized book recommendations.
|To access NOVELIST: Go to Lenape Media Center (http://www.lrhsd.org/lhsmedia)|
---Click on DATABASES (on left)
---Click on NoveList Plus (in right column, second row - an EBSCO Host database)
Novelist Plus is a great tool for finding information about books as well as for generating lists of book recommendations based on your interests and other books you've read and liked.
Enter User ID and Password: lenapehs1
You can "search" or "browse" to find lists of books:
~Basic Search Box (top center of page)
Describe a type of book, plot, time period, etc.
Use the menus on the left side of the page to narrow your results by: Genre, Storyline, Tone, Writing Style, Subject and/or Location
Use the checkboxes on the right side of the page to "limit" your results by date, audience, fiction/nonfiction, etc.
~Browse "Recommended Reads Lists"
On menu on left side of page choose "Fiction" or "Nonfiction" and an age group
Select a type of book from the menu and then select from the list that pops up
You can sort the results you get by title, date published, popularity, etc.
~Use NoveList's Resources
On right side of page explore links for Book Award Winner lists and Author Read-alikes
~Get a "customized" book recommendation based on your favorite books:
Search for a book you've read and liked
Click on the book's title to bring up its page
On the right side of the page, under the "NoveList Also Recommends" list, see the "Search for More" menu
Check off different things you liked about the book and click "Search" to generate a list of recommendations
***If you find a book in NoveList you think you might like to read, click on the "Check the Library Catalog" link to see if we have the book in our Media Center***
***If we don't have a particular book, ask Ms. Gaffney or Ms. Fauver and we'll try to get it for you from another library!!!
Created 10/19/2010 by Ms. Gaffney for Ms. Boucher's English classes. Last updated 09/18/2012 by Ms. Fauver