As library staff, we are often asked to find a book someone read a few years ago or as a child. During the interview process, usually some information is gathered about plot, characters, location/setting…but we lack the title. In comes NoveList! I’ve used this resource many times to successfully locate the title and author for the patron.
Here you or a patron can enter in search terms and narrow down criteria for the book. For this patron, she had read a vampire romance YA book (that wasn’t Twilight). Under Advanced search we can enter in keywords and select the age group.
Once we brought up the results, you can further narrow down the results by selecting publication date range.
Narrowing down the results gave us a much smaller list to look over and looking at the book covers, we were able to successfully locate the book!
There is also a hand link to check the catalog!
A successful book hunt all thanks to NoveList!
Gabi B. – Robinson Library