NoveList is one of our favorite databases to turn to when we need book reviews and author bios, but there are two other resources we have at our disposal for such information: the Literature Resource Center and Biography in Context.
Did you know the Literature Resource Center offers non-fiction book reviews and links to recorded interviews and reviews from NPR? Perform an author or title search and try! Check under the Multimedia tab to find audiofiles.
A name of work search for the new One Book, One Community selection (a non-fiction book that wouldn’t be found in NoveList), This I believe: the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women, will provide results your patrons and book groups will appreciate!
The Biography in Context database also provides a variety of useful information.
A keyword search for the popular non-fiction title Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail will find reviews and commentaries. A name search for author Cheryl Strayed will also yield results.
NoveList is a wonderful resource, but don’t forget to try other databases for reviews, criticisms, and much more!
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