I thought of writing this post after a patron sent an email to me asking if the library would consider training library patrons on the features of the Goodreads site. I reacted instinctively. Goodreads? what about Novelist, does she not know about that wonderful database? So now I can happily have a training session that combines the two because…. the Novelist database now includes links to Goodreads, the largest reader’s social network which contains reader reviews and ratings. If you haven’t used Novelist, this database is a great resource for finding information about fiction titles for all ages. Two Novelist databases are currently available, Novelist and Novelist K-8.
Links to Goodreads can be found in your Novelist search results and on the title detail page
Clicking on the link to Goodreads in Novelist takes you to the Goodreads review section for that book. If you have a Goodreads account, you can add a review, or if you don’t have one, you can create one from this page. The link to Goodreads opens in a separate window so you can easily return to Novelist.
For more information on this and other new features of Novelist, go to the Novelist Support Center. And take a look at the new Novelist Facebook page for tips on doing things with Novelist you may have never considered.