Still Haven’t Seen the New NoveList? Here’s Your Chance!

EBSCO updated the NoveList and NoveList K-8 interface this summer, but if you still haven’t found time to take a look, here’s your chance to check out all the great features during the holiday break – before everything starts back again in January.

Let’s take a tour of the new NoveList interface.

First of all, front and center are recommendations for the latest best-sellers. Just click the titles below the best-seller to see why NoveList makes those recommendations.

On the left of the NoveList screen is a fast way to find recommended reading lists by genre. NoveList has now broken each of these into subgenres to narrow down the search quickly and easily.

At the top of the NoveList screen are quick links to browse authors, titles, and series as well as links to award-winner lists, book discussion guides, booktalks, and picture book extenders.

Of particular interest is the Teaching with Books feature on the right of the screen. Don’t miss this feature! It organizes curriculum-based book lists and other great features for educators by grade level and subject area.

Now, on to the search box itself. As with the previous interface, you can search by title, author, series, theme, or any other term you like. You’ll get a list of books to match your search term, but notice the tabs that let you also see series, authors, and lists and articles to match your search term. Once of the nicest features of the new interface is the ability to narrow your search results by appeal terms, such as pace, tone, writing style, location, subject, and storyline. These are great for narrowing a list of books to a small, manageable, customized list for a student, teacher, or parent.

From your list of search results, click on a book title to see reviews, book information, and articles and lists that include the book. Most entries will also include more recommendations on the right. Mouse over a title to see the explanation of why NoveList is recommending this book. And, below these recommendations is the place to search for more books like the one you are viewing. There is a checklist to pick the favorite features of the book to help you get better search results.

Finally, remember that you can save books to your My NoveList folder (make sure you log in to your account to save books – or create one if you haven’t already!). This can help you keep up with your favorite books for different age groups and topics.

GALILEO will be offering training on NoveList in the coming months. Check the training calendar in January for sessions that will be scheduled.

As always, if you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:
NoveList: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zknl
NoveList K-8: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne

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Posted on December 22, 2010, in GALILEO. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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