Who, What, When, & Where?
January 08, 2014
Have you ever tried MCPL's database, Books & Authors? This database allows you to search for your favorite books and find other books with similar subjects, settings, time periods, or main characters. You will find information on fiction titles as well as popular nonfiction books.
I tried a search for a romance in England in the 1920s (Downton Abbey fever is kicking in). My search resulted in 32 titles. The results are shown visually, by means of a Venn diagram. Three circles represented my search for romance, England, and the 1920s. I placed holds on several titles that look interesting! My coworker suggested checking if there were any titles that include a romance on a space station, and we got three results! There are many different search options. You can also see a list of "Expert Picks" and "Librarian Favorites," as well as having the option of making and saving lists of books you have read or want to read.
This database is a great way to find new titles and authors about characters, subjects, places, or time periods that you enjoy reading about. With the cold, snowy weather quickly approaching, you may find you need a good book or two to keep yourself occupied while snowed in! Try Books & Authors today!