Collection Development

Research Databases

Book Review Digest Plus   ·  Full Text

This essential library tool provides access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines. 

Children's Core Collection

The Children’s Core Collection database is the ideal collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support resource for educators and librarians working with elementary students. It covers more than 50,000 fiction and nonfiction works recommended for readers in preschool through grade five.

Fiction Core Collection

The Fiction Core Collection database includes more than 20,000 librarian-recommended titles for a general adult audience. Highlighting the most popular and widely-read classic and contemporary works of fiction, the database covers many genres including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, Western and romance.

Graphic Novels Core Collection

The growing popularity of graphic novels makes them an increasingly important part of your school or public library's offerings. The Graphic Novels Core Collection database highlights more than 5,000 titles for all ages over three recommendation levels. The collection includes descriptive and evaluative annotations and cover art.

Middle & Junior High Core Collection

The Middle & Junior High Core Collection database is the ideal collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support resource for educators and librarians serving readers in grades five through nine. It contains more than 30,000 recommended fiction and nonfiction works for children and adolescents.

Nonfiction Core Collection

The Nonfiction Core Collection database provides more than 50,000 highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, as well as plays and poetry. It is an ideal resource for libraries developing nonfiction collections. 

Senior High Core Collection

The Senior High Core Collection database highlights more than 30,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for students in grades 9 through 12. Covering young adult literature and adult novels with teen appeal, it is an ideal resource for high school libraries and the YA section of public libraries.