Books & More

Are you looking for a good book to read – or listen to? Here are some resources to help you with your selection.

Books & Authors is a database available to CLEVNET member libraries. It offers ways to discover new books and authors. You can search by your favorite genre (mystery, romance, and more) or author. You can also find out what’s new and what’s coming soon. Review recommended books picked by librarians and write your own reviews and assign ratings. (When you get to the Research Databases page you will need to scroll down and then click on the link to Books & Authors. At that point - if you are not in a CLEVNET library building - you will be prompted to enter your library card number to access the database.)

eSequels is a reader's guide to novels in series. To use this database you need to enter your Lorain Public Library System library card bar code number at the eSequels homepage - or use the website inside a Lorain Public Library System building.

Fantastic Fiction provides links to over 30,000 authors.

New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by the Lorain Public Library System. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away.

New York Times Best Seller Lists is a compilation of the present and past best seller lists.

Novelist K-8 Plus is a database available to CLEVNET member libraries. It helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.  In the advanced search users can choose the "Lexile Range Search" option when browsing for books.  (When you get to the Research Databases page you will need to scroll down and then click on the link to Novelist K-8 Plus. At that point - if you are not in a CLEVNET library building -  you will be prompted to enter your library card number to access the database.)

Novelist Plus is a database available to CLEVNET member libraries. It helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more. Novelist Plus is a database available to CLEVNET member libraries.  (When you get to the Research Databases page you will need to scroll down and then click on the link to Novelist Plus. At that point - if you are not in a CLEVNET library building - you will be prompted to enter your library card number to access the database.)

Stop! You're Killing Me is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.