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Wondering what the difference is between NoveList and NoveList Plus? There are two: nonfiction and audiobooks. NoveList Plus includes both fiction and nonfiction titles, and now it also includes information about audiobooks. This chart illustrates the differences:

Showing the differences between NoveList and NoveList Plus

What can NoveList Plus do for libraries?

Provide the follwoing:

  • Audiobook recommendations: It’s never been easier to find the right books to listen to!
  • Nonfiction: Readers love to read nonfiction too, so make sure you cover all the bases.
  • More titles: The number of titles included in NoveList Plus is about 70% higher than in basic NoveList.
  • Encourage reading for all ages: NoveList Plus meets the needs of readers of all ages.
  • Nonfiction that Reads Like Fiction

Nonfiction is very popular with readers. The nonfiction included in NoveList Plus is meant to appeal to readers reading for pleasure. That means we don’t include every kind of nonfiction – no textbooks, for example, but also no instructional books for cooks or knitters. But we do include biographies, narrative nonfiction, and other kinds of creative nonfiction that readers enjoy. Nonfiction is important to students, parents, and teachers. Many classroom assignments rely on nonfiction, and finding the right book for each reader is critical. Read more about how you can use NoveList Plus to find curricular resources.

Novelist Plus and Novelist both provide a readers’ advisory database created by librarians and educational experts to help connect readers to books. The database was created to provide book advice to all age ranges and genre preferences. The user can choose which age range they would like to read in and then choose a genre or browse the top picks curated by EBSCO. With an account you can also create favorites for types of books and save lists of books. This is especially useful for book series that are fairly long.

Some other great features include recommended reading lists, book reviews from reliable sources, discussion guides, and the ability to search by Lexile reading level. If collection development is part of your work, you can use NoveList and search by Dewey range to beef up weak sections of your library. Teachers will also find resources to help teach reading and writing skills and connect books to their curriculum. Readers who are looking for something new to read will find a variety of tools to help them find their next book. Overall, NoveList is a valuable tool that will help you better serve your readers and will help you learn more about the different books that are available.

Submitted by Inese Christman.