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10 Hidden Gems in NoveList

There's a lot to find in NoveList when you dig a little. Discover the power of NoveList--check out these features that you might not know about!

1. Search for More Like This featureSearch for More box
Looking for more read-alikes? The Search for More feature (found at the bottom of every detail record in NoveList) allows you to check off the subjects, genres, and appeals that you like the most and search for more authors, titles, and series with those same terms.

2. For Fans Of… & If You Like… Lists for Teen and Older Kids
These Recommended Reads lists are a great way to satisfy your picky younger readers. Have a teen student who is addicted to Game of Thrones? Know a 4th grader who would rather reread the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series over and over? Use the Recommended Reads lists on the left side of the NoveList homepage. Just select the Teen or Ages 9-12 audience and click the “For Fans Of…” or “If You Like…” category to see available lists.

3. Book Display Ideas
When you are running out of ideas for your library’s book displays, turn to our archive of display ideas. From the Especially For menu in the top toolbar, click the Readers’ Advisory link to view our RA Toolbox. You’ll find the link to our Book Display Ideas under the “Inspiration for Everyday RA” heading. And while you’re at the RA Toolbox, sign up for our Book Squad Emails (see #7!).

4. Books to Movies listsBooks To Movies
Check out our current list of books that have been adapted for the big screen this year. From the Quick Links menu in the top toolbar, click the Books to Movies link to view our list for the current year. Also check out our archive (linked at the top of the current list) to see Books to Movies from years past. Want books adapted for the small screen? Search our Books to TV genre by entering GN “Books to TV” in the search box.

5. Customization (catalog, local collection)
NoveList helped your patron find a book -- take that patron back to your catalog! You can easily do this by setting up links from your book records and Result Lists, directly to your catalog. Or use the local collection or On The Shelf features to let your library users know when a book is available locally, without even leaving the NoveList page. We can set up these features for you at no cost -- just contact us using the Feedback link at the top of the NoveList screen!

6. Programming Ideas
If you work with kids or teens, you know that you need to stay on your toes when it comes to exciting programs. NoveList has lots of Readers’ Advisory articles written just for you. From the Especially For menu in the top toolbar, click the Working With Youth link. Select one of the links under “Tell me more about…” for some fresh ideas to try.

7. Book Squad Emails
Sign up for our Book Squad Emails for tips on using NoveList in your day-to-day work with patrons. Also, you’ll get exclusive materials like bookmarks and flyers that you can print at your library! Access our sign up link from the right side of the RA Toolbox page (from the Especially For menu in the top toolbar, click Readers’ Advisory).

8. Advanced Search limiters
Sometimes your searches need to get fancy. That’s when our Advanced Search limiters come in handy. Click the Advanced Search link below the basic NoveList Search box, and check out all of the limiters at the bottom of the page. Have a student that needs a biography that’s at least 100 pages? Want to only pull up books by Canadian authors that have reviews? We’ve got you covered! And, did you know you don’t even need to enter a search term to use our limiters?

9. Book Discussion Guides
Need help with your book group? Our Book Discussion Guides are available to help you in your discussion, by providing a summary, sample questions (and possible answers!), and read-alikes for further reading. From the Quick Links menu in the top toolbar, click Book Discussion Guides to browse our full list of guides.

10. Awards lists
NoveList tracks over 1,000 national and local Awards Lists to make sure you always know about the latest popular books. You can browse our Awards lists by popular awards or awards by genre, from Browse By menu in the top toolbar in NoveList.