Sears List of Subject HeadingsThis link opens in a new windowWhy SEARS? Sears subject headings are meant to correlate to the classification scheme used within the Dewey Decimal System. This makes it easier for libraries to find the subject headings they can use to further classify their collection. Because Sears is not a complete authority list, the cataloger using Sears must take an active part in developing a larger vocabulary of terms.
Classification WebThis link opens in a new window(number of simultaneous users is limited)
Classification web is a Library of Congress database containing the LC Classification Schedules and the LC Subject Headings. It is used primarily by librarians, catalogers, and library science students.
- LC Subject Headings - Search LC subject authority records.
- LC Classification Schedules - Search LC classifications schedules and tables.
- Correlation database - Correlate the subject headings and the classification schedules.
NoveList K-8 PlusThis link opens in a new windowNoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. The database contains book details and recommendations for librarians, educators, instructional leaders, and all who support the youngest readers in our community.
Included in NoveList K-8 Plus are:
1) Fiction and NonFiction (Informational) titles
2) Unique story elements, including appeal, genre, and theme
3) Read-a-like recommendations by title, author, and series
4) Reading level information, by age (0-8, 9-12, and Teen/YA), AR level, and Lexile level
5) Series information (what it’s about and what book comes next)
6) Resources for educators and parents, including books by topic or unit of study, display ideas, etc.
7) Lists! Recommended…, Top 10…, Best of…, Award Winners, I’m in the mood for…., etc.
NoveList PlusThis link opens in a new windowNoveList Plus is a database of book recommendations for all library workers who do readers' advisory. NoveList’s unique story elements like appeal, genre, and theme help you understand what about a book your readers love, and help them find more that are their style.
TeachingBooks.netThis link opens in a new windowMultimedia content to complement children's and young adult books, including thousands of educational resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in both the K-12 and children's/youth program environments. Designed to be used by K-12 teachers, librarians, students, families -- anyone using children's and youth books. Includes Spanish-language resources.
TLA & TASL 2022 Statement on CD in School Libraries
Book Reviews & Lists
Book Review Digest Plus, 1905-presentThis link opens in a new windowBook Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides many full-text reviews or review excerpts. Includes books for children, young adults, and adults.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)This link opens in a new windowThe Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers full-text, searchable MARC records and reviews of children's books.
Choice Reviews OnlineThis link opens in a new windowChoice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year, Choice publishes thousands of reviews that are timely, authoritative, concise, and easy to use.
School Library Connection & reVIEWS+This link opens in a new windowThis database delivers in six magazines per year plus an online learning platform rich with more than 25 video workshops on essential concepts and strategies. Every issue aligns to a theme chosen to help librarians engage students and features practical and inspiring contributions written by K–12 teacher-librarians and popular columnists, plus ones from new voices that add to School Library Connection's vibrant community for professional exchange and curriculum support.
Something About the Author OnlineThis link opens in a new windowSomething About the Author Online examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.