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NoveList Plus

What is NoveList Plus?

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive database of fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages and includes recommendations, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs.

In NoveList Plus, you’ll find:

  • Fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages
  • Expert reading recommendations from professional librarians
  • Read-alikes for every title, author, and series
  • Easy-to-use interface designed with readers and librarians in mind
  • Simple but effective searching
  • Quick and easy-to-use resources including:
    • Book Discussion Guides
    • Thematic book lists
    • Reading and book-oriented articles

Special Features

  • A regularly updated front-page list of popular and best-selling titles with read-alike suggestions.
  • Annotated booklists for all ages around different themes and genres.
  • Book reviews from respected resources.
  • Title to title read-alike suggestions.
  • Series to series read-alike suggestions.
  • Author to author read-alike suggestions.
  • NoveList has resources for Common Core State Standards.
  • A selection of book group materials for dozens of books.
  • Explore genre overviews with suggested authors and titles for a wide variety of genres and subgenres for adults, teens, and kids.
  • Sign up for a variety of informative newsletters about new titles, authors, and trends.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers.

In NoveList K-8 Plus you’ll find:

  • Fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens
  • Expert reading recommendations from librarians and school media specialists
  • Connections to curriculum requirements for reading, listening, and writing
  • Read-alikes for every title, author, and series
  • Easy-to-use interface designed with younger readers and school librarians in mind
  • Simple but effective searching
  • Specialized resources for parents, teachers and librarians including:
    • BookTalks
    • Curricular Connection articles
    • Premade lists for young readers (Recommended Reads) and for teachers (Grab and Go Book Lists)
    • Teaching with Books section

Accessing NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus

  • NoveList Plus
    • To find NoveList Plus, click here. (You can also find the link by clicking Research at the top of any DCL web page and selecting the Literature section or by choosing NoveList Plus from the alphabetical list of online resources.)

  • NoveList K-8 plus
    • To find NoveList K-8 Plus, click here. (You can also find the link by clicking Research at the top of any DCL web page and selecting the Homework Help section or by choosing NoveList K-8 Plus from the alphabetical list of online resources.)

  • When entering NoveList Plus (or NoveList K-8 Plus), you may be asked to select “Durham County” from the library list and for your library card number. Enter your complete card number (beginning with “2345…”). Valid information will redirect you through NC Live to the NoveList Plus page. (Note: If you are accessing the site on a library computer or using the library’s wireless network, you do not need to enter your library card number; you will be taken directly to NoveList Plus.)
  • If you have trouble with access, please contact your branch or use the NCKnows chat on our Online Resources page.