Looking for a good book? Ask at the Reference Desk for a suggestion or two. Whether you are a reader who likes romance, mystery, fantasy, science fiction or historical books, our librarians can assist you in finding that next great read.
Whether it is through the written word of reference materials and genre magazines, electronic resources like Web sites and listserv archives, or reviews and reading lists compiled for the Beebe Library, this page links the interested reader to his/her next author, title, series, or topic.
We have excellent print and electronic resources that make your search easier. For instance, NoveList Plus allows you to search by series character, in addition to title and author and then books that are like those books that you have enjoyed already. This database also covers nonfiction titles like biographies, historical and self help books.
NextReads, a service of EBSCO’s NoveList, allows each subscriber to choose what interests them from over 20 topics and genres, including nonfiction, and to receive engaging lists of annotated titles in as many of the topics as they want by email.
No library card is necessary—just an email address—for library Web site visitors and patrons to subscribe to any of the 20 different newsletters, all of which provide great reading suggestions. Fiction and nonfiction newsletter topics include Biography and Memoir, Fantasy, Mystery, Nature and Science, as well as two children’s newsletters and one for young adults.
Newsletters are sent on a monthly or every-other-month basis, and include up to 12 book recommendations each. Subscribers can link directly to the library catalog from books of interest on the newsletters, and place a hold or request a title immediately. Beebe librarians review newsletter titles before newsletters are sent to subscribers. Even those library patrons without email addresses can take advantage of the newsletters by viewing them online, either at the library or from any Internet access point.