The growing popularity of graphic novels makes this collection an increasingly important part of your school or public library offerings. This collection highlights more than librarian-recommended titles for all age levels with descriptive and evaluative annotations, cover art, review excerpts and awards the title has won.
An Impartial and Expert Aid
Types of graphic novels include Adventure, Biographical, Fantasy, Superhero, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction and more. Standards for rating materials by age appropriateness are strictly applied. This content can be used for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support.
The online version of this collection provides more content (two additional recommendation levels, Supplemental and Archival) to aid in selection for larger libraries and subject-level collections, and includes features–such as book review citations and excerpts, book covers, advanced searching and sorting capabilities, and monthly content updates– not available in print.
What are Core Collections
For all of your collection development and maintenance, general reference and readers’ advisory needs, Core Collections—formerly H.W. Wilson's Standard Catalogs—are reliable guides to help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, non-fiction and fiction books.
With a solid history of excellence–which has earned respect and recognition within the library market–these collections are the only collection development tools on the market with clear recommendation levels and documented selection criteria. This gives these collections an unparalleled level of credibility and authority as impartial and expert aids.
Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.– Library Journal