Thursday, August 7, 2014

Looking for a book?

Are you looking for a book? 
to take to the beach?

for a rainy day?
for your bookclub?
just to read?
to recommend?
for a gift?

Visit the MCPL Readers' Cafe.

Notice the tabs along the top of the page, they look like this only larger:

Here are the names and links from the above row of tabs that will help you find a book that is just right: 

Readers' Café  |  Literature Research  |  We Recommend  | Librarian's Choice  | Book Newsletters  |  For Book Clubs  |  Booklists  |  News

Readers' Café
Offers lists of the new books MCPL has on order, bestsellers and award winning titles, and a variety of other updates, information and options for readers.  It also features the MCPL Shout Out Blog.

Literature Research
Offers a wealth of electronic resources for readers:
Literature Resource CenterLiterature Resource Center provides criticism and biographies from journals and reference books.
Gale Virtual Reference Library logoLiterature from the Gale Virtual Reference Library - E-books about literature and authors, including biographies and criticism.  Includes Twayne's Author Series and Scribner Writers Series.
NoveList logoNoveList Plus - Find fiction by series, plot, setting, and read-alikes. Also book discussion guides, booklists and award winners, booktalks, and other articles. Covers fiction and nonfiction for all ages.
Books and Authors logoBooks & Authors is a book discovery and readers' advisory website, with read-alikes and suggestions, award lists, series lists, author information, reviews, and reader rating.  Includes advice on "What Do I Read Next?"
Find book reviews icon
MCPL offers many periodicals in full-text online, including the New York Times Book Review.  Find book reviews in periodicals by using General OneFile or MasterFile Premier.  Find book reviews in newspapers through National Newspapers Premier.  For more, see our Articles Guide.
Be sure to check out NoveList Plus which is a fabulous tool for identifying potential good reads.

We Recommend
Offers selections of books on a variety of topics selected by MCPL librarians.

Librarian's Choice
Every month MCPL librarians review a book we recommend.

Book Newsletters 
Offers a list of book related newsletters you can read online or subscribe to via RSS or email.

For Book Clubs
Offers a selection of titles popular with book clubs, selected by MCPL librarians, with review and discussion guides, plus general advice for bookclubs.

Offers a variety of booklists, multicultural giving you access to books and authors from around the world, and If You Liked ... lists, for both authors and genres.

Offers recent items of books and authors news, plus recently awarded book prizes.

Nell M.

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