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NoveList Plus Popular

A readers' advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.

Overview

NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.Hand-crafted recommendations are created by professionals -- NoveList will tell you who wrote a recommendation and why the recommendation makes sense. Appeals factors are a signature feature of NoveList -- and help match readers with their perfect books. Do you like funny, fast-paced mysteries? Or detailed mysteries with a lot of intrigue? The appeal language in NoveList will help you identify books that fit your style.

Features Include:
  • Expert recommendations for fiction and nonfiction 
  • Coverage of book titles for all ages
  • Audiobook recommendations
  • Complete series information
  • Appeal language to describe books
Benefits Include:
  • Popular, professional and reader reviews all in one place
  • Browsing by topic, age, reading (Lexile) level and more
  • Hundreds of reading lists, such as “Top 10” and “Best of”
  • Extensive “How Do I?” tab links to common FAQs
  • Downloadable quick lists of recommended books by topic
  • Common Core Standard documents, articles and other support 
  • Curricular guides by grade or unit
 

Consumer Reports Featured

Popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.

Overview

​Consumer Reports is the world's largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find better, safer products for 80+ years. Consumer Reports accepts no outside advertising and no free test samples, and employs shoppers and experts to buy and test the products reviewed. 

Includes car-buying and health care advice. ConsumerReports.org includes Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus® to assist consumers looking for reliable information on new and used cars. Additionally, ConsumerReports.org features extensive health content from Consumer Reports Online Health, a trusted and unbiased source of information designed to help consumers navigate the health care labyrinth.

In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news — whether they’re looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options or searching for the latest recalls of baby products.

With ConsumerReports.org, users can:
  • Compare price, performance, and reliability all in one place with expert reviews

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Database of nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals, and continuing education modules.

Subject Coverage

  • Nursing
  • Biomedicine
  • Health science librarianship
  • Alternative/complementary medicine
  • Consumer health
Content types: Books, Nursing Dissertations, Conference Proceedings, Standards of Practice, Audioviduals, and more.
and 17 allied health disciplines

Biography Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on popular and heavily-researched figures. Users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.

For tutorials and help resources visit: https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/Biography-Reference-Center-Tutorial

Overview

This resource provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

In addition to keyword searching, Biography Reference Center users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.

Results can also be limited by reading level indicators (Lexiles) and source types that include concise and detailed biographies, interviews, obituaries and related articles. Users can also limit results according to any combination of subject occupation, activity, gender, birth place, birthday, lifespan, nationality and more.

Content includes:

Auto Repair Source Featured

Reference database with authoritative and up-to-date auto repair and service information on more than 38,000 vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Overview

Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, Auto Repair Source offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.

Auto Repair Source contains the following:
  • Service information optimized for the most common maintenance and repair operations
  • Technical service bulletins and recall notices
  • Component location diagrams for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks
  • Precise and comprehensive wiring diagrams for all systems
  • Maintenance schedules and estimated labor times for the most commonly performed operations in a mechanical repair shop
  • Engineering specifications/standards for the most common repairs and adjustments
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), flowcharts and step-by-step diagnostic instructions covering powertrain, chassis, body, and network communication
  • Part numbers, diagrams and pricing for thousands of the most commonly replaced parts, including manufacturer-suggested retail price, to help users validate the cost of repairs and identify all iterations of a part number or part status (current, superseded, split, discontinued)

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