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NoveList Plus

Click on logo above to access NoveList Plus. There is also a link via the the library's Database A-Z List.
NoveList Plus is made available to WSU faculty, staff, and students as well as all Kansans through the Kansas State Library.

Need help finding a good book to read this summer? NoveList Plus is a reader's advisory database, which means it is designed to provide book recommendations for librarians and library patrons. Keep in mind that the books in the database are not linked in any way to Ablah Library's catalog, so NoveList cannot show you what books are available in Ablah Library. Once you've found a book title in NoveList you're interested in, you will have to search in the Library Catalog or other library catalogs, including the ebook-lending platforms available through the Kansas State Library, to find a copy you can check out.

NoveList is an excellent resource if you want to find books that fit specific criteria. Here are some of its features:

  • You can search for books using appeal terms (what readers enjoy about a book), themes (popular and recurring plot elements), time periods, genres, and specific awards (so you can see all the award winners for each one).
  • There are "Read-alike" recommendations for books (if you liked this book, you might like these), and they include descriptions of why the books are similar. They also provide author and series recommendations.
  • There are" Keeping up" pages for genres to help you get up to speed quickly. 

The Latest

       A blog with all the latest news on what's available on NoveList.

Links to NoveList Video Tutorials

       To see all available NoveList tutorials, visit the NoveList YouTube channel.

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