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  • NoveList Plus

    Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens.

  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

    Identifies children’s literature, (infant to young adult, fiction and non-fiction) by author, illustrator, subject, genre, age or grade level, language, Lexile Range and publisher. CLCD includes over 900,000 records of books and media, many including reviews.

  • Children's Core Collection

    Covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through 6th grade.

  • Fiction Core Collection

    Features classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience, written in or translated into English.

  • Graphic Novels Core Collection

    Selective annotated list of graphic novels that allows for searching by categories of grade level, editorial recommendations, and fiction/nonfiction/biography.

  • Middle and Junior High School Core Collection

    Selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9).

  • Nonbook Materials Core Collection

    Covers a range of audiobooks, book reviews, games, periodicals, sound recordings, video recordings, websites and other electronic resources for guidance in building and maintaining a library’s collection in these areas.

  • Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction

    Recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience.

  • Senior High Core Collection

    Selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12.