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Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – NoveList March 24, 2014

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What to Read Next???

If you have read every book by Stephen King, John Grisham, or Joanne Fluke in the STARCat collection and yearn to learn of other books or authors that are similar in writing style, plot, or setting, try our Novelist Database today.

What is NoveList???

Novelist is a special database that helps fiction readers of all ages find new and interesting books and authors by identifying titles similar by plot, subject, writing style, setting, and much more. In the library business we call this database a Readers Advisory tool.

How do I find NoveList???

  1. Go to: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/db.htm#Literature
  2. type in your 13 digit Library Card number.
  3. Click Submit Query Button

How do I use NoveList???

There are several ways to discover new books and authors. Here are some browsing options:

Top left Corner by author, series, subject or more.


Right Column Articles and in-depth Topics


Left Column Browse by Genres


The middle of the page provides suggestions by popular titles


Searching Options–You can enter your favorite author, title, series or subject in the search box.

After your search is completed, You have several options for limiting or narrowing your results. See Below


Similar Authors


Or by audience, and publication date.

Click here to view tutorial YouTube videos. Of course you can always call the Central Library’s adult services desk at 733-9175 if you have any questions.

Owen Frank
Central Library Reference Department
Chemung County Library District

Mrow! New non-fiction books about cats… March 4, 2014

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Guys Can Be Cat Ladies TooIf you Google “cats” you can find the definition of cats, advice on health care for cats, cat quotes, cat blogs, and of course cats on YouTube. I noted “Adopt a Cat Month”, which is June, “National Cat Day”, October 29th, and don’t forget “National Hug Your Cat Day” which is celebrated on June 4th. I understand cats make wonderful pets and I know there are many cat lovers out there. This entry is for those who are already cat lovers, as well as those who are intrigued by our furry feline friends.

Our non-fiction collection boasts a treasure trove of books about cats, including raising a cat, cat first aid, and training your cat. There are also a number of books that contain anecdotal or humorous stories about cats. The Dewey decimal number to look for is 636.8, our selection is abundant, and you won’t be disappointed!

This month as I perused the New Book non-fiction section at the Central Library for inspiration to write about, I came across four interesting and different books about cats that caught my attention.

The Complete Cat Breed Book Edited by Dorling Kindersley, a beautifully illustrated book describing
100 cat breeds and information on caring for your cat.

The Cat Whisperer by Mieshelle Nagelschneider, practical and effective strategies for solving a wide range of feline behavior problems.

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats Foreword by Anthony Lane, a stellar collection of writers contributing stories about our feline companions from the archives of the New Yorker.

Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too: A Guidebook for Men and Their Cats by Michael Showalter, a one of a kind guide to help a guy understand and ultimately bond with the felines in his life. Educational, and definitely humorous!

Connie Ogilvie, Reference Librarian
Chemung County Library District

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