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3 Ways NoveList Can Help You This Month

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Posted March 20, 2013 in NoveList Plus, NoveList Select, Readers' Advisory News

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Looking for book display ideas or book discussion inspiration? Want to know what's new in NoveList this month? This new column is intended to give you a sneak peek into what resources you can find in NoveList to make your job easier. This month, we're talking about women's history and common core. 

Find Resources for Women's History

Many libraries are finding creative ways to celebrate Women's History Month. For example, Cobb County Public Library is highlighting the lives of extraordinary women through film, storytelling, and exhibits. Need to pull together your own list of reads for Women's History Month? NoveList makes your life easier with these new and updated Recommended Reads list, Adult and Juvenile Articles, Book Discussion Guides, Genre Outlines, and more. Here is a sampling of what's new and updated this month:

  • Historical Women (Recommended Reads list) -- download a free sample pdf!
  • Women Travelers (Recommended Reads list)
  • Women's Lives and Relationships in Christian Fiction (Adult Article)
  • Tough Chicks in Space (Adult Article)
  • Great Books About Women in History (Juvenile Article)
  • Getting Up to Speed in Women's Fiction (Genre Outline)
  • Many more...

Get Ready for Common Core Questions

If you haven't already heard about Common Core, chances are good that you will soon. Libraries (and not just school libraries -- public libraries too!) across the United States are seeing an increasing number of requests for materials that meet Common Core requirements. The new Common Core Connections in NoveList can help you with those requests. We're continuing to add new Common Core Connections each month. Here's just a few of those added in March:

  • Night Sky (Grade 1)
  • Life Cycles (Grades 4 & 5)
  • Disasters and Extreme Weather (Grades 6 & 7)
  • Inventors and Inventions (Grade 1)
  • Many more...

Looking Ahead: Early Literacy

Early literacy has received broader attention in the library world since President Obama's State of the Union address in February called for increasing support for high-quality early education. Both public and school libraries are looking for new ways to re-engage and make libraries a key part of this national conversation. For April, we're working on several new articles on early literacy. Check back in a few weeks.

Need to know how to find this new stuff once you're actually in NoveList -- and find it fast? Limit your search by NoveList Document type (ND) to find exactly the kind of NoveList content you want quickly!

  1. In the Basic Search box, enter the limiter ND and the kind of content -- for example, Recommended Reads.
  2. Results are auto-sorted by relevance. To see the newest content first, just choose Date Descending in the Sort By drop-down menu instead. 

Bonus: Speedily limit your results further using the checkbox menu immediately to the right of your results tab; remember to click the Update Results button to finalize those limiters! (options include Audience, Reviews, Awards, etc.)