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New Database Comes to Metropolitan Libraries

One of the most common questions librarians get is “Do you have any more books like this one?” 

If the book in question is a novel, librarians or library customers can turn to a database called “NoveList,” which suggests books that are similar to the one the reader has already enjoyed.

Now the Metropolitan Library System has added to its wide variety of databases an extended version of NoveList called “NoveList Plus.”  What’s the plus?  Now readers can use this service to find titles for nonfiction books of interest as well as fiction.

“This is a wonderful addition to our readers' advisory service,” said MLS materials selection manager Janet Brooks.  “Most people are familiar with bibliographies either because they’ve created them for school reports or because they’ve seen them in the back of the nonfiction books they’ve read.  It’s that list of recommended titles for further reading on the same subject.  Well, NoveList Plus may be the biggest bibliography in the world.”

  NoveList Plus contains over 200,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, and adds about 20,000 new titles every year.  Its reading lists cover all genres and reading levels for fiction and nonfiction, and it tracks over 500 awards lists.  It also includes information on books in series, in reading order, and the nonfiction types it covers include adventure, true crime, business and money, current events and politics, and sports.

To try out NoveList Plus for yourself, visit the Metropolitan Library System website at www.metrolibrary.org and go to the Databases section.

Happy book hunting!

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.