‘Tis the season! The season when editors of various publications come out with their year-end lists of the best books of the year, that is. Your library staff has compiled a list of those lists! See our guide to the Best Books of 2018. Here’s a list of some books from these lists the CU library already owns.
Once you take a look at the best books lists and would like to read one of these books, check the library catalog to see if a VSC library owns the book. If not, CU faculty, staff, and students can request a book through interlibrary loan. If there is a book the CU library doesn’t own that you think we should, let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make an interlibrary loan request, click the Interlibrary Loan System link on the library website. Log in with your CU credentials and then click on “Create Request.”
‘Tis also the season when time to read is on the horizon. Enjoy a “best book” this winter break!
This year the Vermont Online Library added a new database, Books & Authors, now available to the CU community. You can access it through our list of research databases (or through the link above).
Books & Authors helps you explore both fiction and non-fiction. It’s based on Gale’s award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, but enhanced and updated. According to a review in Library Journal, “It combines the expert recommendations of nearly two dozen subject specialists with the community-building ethos of the Internet to guide readers to the next step beyond the authors, titles, and genres they already know and love.”
You can browse award-winners, expert picks and librarian’s favorites. Put in the title of a favorite book and get recommendations of books like it. Browse by genre, or search by subject, location, and historical period at once.
It is somewhat like GoodReads, but ad-free, and with proprietary content not available on the free internet.
Find your next read in Books & Authors, then check the CU library catalog to find our copy. If we don’t own a copy, you can suggest we buy one and/or request it through interlibrary loan.
Which book will get your vote? Learn more about the PBS Great American Read: http://libguides.castleton.edu/great_american_read