October 2, 2017

Find it in NoveList: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand book awards

Award-winning books often attract the attention of readers and, luckily for you, NoveList keeps track of over one thousand different book awards. We even keep track of regional specific awards, not only within the United States, but in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well!

Since October is Canadian Library Month, you may be especially interested in locating regional specific awards from Canada. I’m glad you asked! These awards can be found in just a few, simple steps:

  1. First, head over to the NoveList homepage and click on Browse By in the top toolbar. 
  2. Then, click on Award Winners. This will take you to the Awards landing page.
  3. From here, find Awards by Genre on the right hand side of the page and select Canadian. This will take you to a listing of all the book awards we track from Canada. (Hint: the Australia and New Zealand awards are there, too.) 

Do you use field codes? We talk about those codes a lot on the blog because they are a quick and easy short cut for searching almost anything in NoveList. For example, search for all award winners by typing AW Y into the search box. Looking for those Canadian award winners? Try searching AW Y AND GN “Canadian”. From there, you can narrow your search by genre, age range, subject heading, appeal factor and more! Field codes are a pretty neat trick. If you’re not already familiar with them, learn more about becoming a master searcher on our website.

Wondering what awards a book has won? The blue ribbon designates a book as an award winner and you’ll find the complete list of awards for each book under the “Lists and Articles” tab.

We’ve got tips for searching NoveList by author nationality, setting, and author cultural identity, too. Check out this link or this tutorial for further information locating books by culture.

Want to see the full listing of the numerous awards we track in NoveList -- those over a thousand awards? From the homepage, simply click on Browse By in the top toolbar, then click on Award Winners. From here, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Browse All Award Winners and Notable Books. 

Locating award-winning, regional specific books has never been easier! Happy reading! 

Jennie Minor is a Metadata Librarian at NoveList.

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