An Introduction to NoveList K-8 PLUS

OISE Library is introducing the NoveList K-8 PLUS database that helps all teachers, parents, and library workers who need guidance when selecting the best books for young readers in the classroom and beyond. NoveList has various features that are unique; elements such as Identity Related Tags, the Appeal Mixer, and Recommended Reads List have wonderful functions that support children of all ages in their reading needs.

In this post, we will be learning how to use this database. NoveList K-8 PLUS can be found through the University of Toronto’s Library Search by typing its name and filtering the requested format to “database.” Thereafter, a search result for this database will show up as pictured below:

Library Search link to NoveList K-8 PLUS

Once the link redirects to the NoveList K-8 PLUS database, we can explore each of its features. The following tutorial videos provide introductions, details on the database functions, and how we can get started:

Identity Related Tags

Appeal Mixer

Recommended Reads List

Whether you would like to search for diverse children’s literature for the classroom, create specialized reading lists, or find various suggested literature based on your genre or subject of choice, NoveList K-8 PLUS is here for to recommend the best books for you. To learn more about the OISE Library’s educational resources, please follow our Instagram and TikTok to view more tutorials and informative videos.

About Lenora Huynh

TALint (Toronto Academic Libraries Intern) at the OISE Library | Master of Information Candidate, 2024 | University of Toronto
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