Tuesday, March 1, 2011

World Book Day with Core Collections on WilsonWeb

March 3 is World Book Day, an event set up by UNESCO to encourage the celebration of books and reading. Whether you are participating through a library or on your own, Core Collections on WilsonWeb and WilsonWeb Mobile can help you choose books for you, your family, friends, reading group, children, study group, or whatever group of people is joining you in your love of books.

Looking for books on gardening? Graphic novels suitable for under-12s? Naval adventures? Psychological thrillers? Books translated from other languages? The best specialist dictionaries? Whatever kind of book you want, our Core Collections databases are filled with recommended titles grouped according to age and type of books covered:

  • Children's - covering fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, picture books, and magazines for readers from preschool to sixth grade.
  • Middle & Junior High - covering fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, and collections for readers in grades five through nine.
  • Senior High - covering fiction, nonfiction, collections, graphic novels, and more for readers in grades nine through twelve.
  • Fiction - featuring classic and contemporary fiction for a general adult audience, including literary, general, and genre fiction.
  • Public Library: Nonfiction - featuring reference and non-fiction books for adults.
  • Graphic Novels - highlighting around 2,000 titles from this increasingly popular and important literary form.

Core Collections databases feature best-of lists, starred reviews, excerpts from substantive reviews, links to sites where you can buy your chosen books, and many more features designed to make collection building and readers' advisory easy, no matter who you are choosing books for.

Interested in Core Collections? Sign up for a 10-day free trial here.

You'll also find useful tips, lists, features, and updates in The Core newsletter, and around the site built by librarians for librarians: www.corecollections.net

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