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Teacher librarians need a wide range of tools to make selection decisions.

The following websites listed on this page will be of interest to school library media specialists:

Journal-based Selection Tools

Book Links
http://www.ala.org/offices/publishing/booklist/booklinks/


Booklist
http://www.booklistonline.com/

Print-based with some online resources. Great lists of books

Horn Book http://www.hbook.com/

Kirkus Reviews
http://www.kirkusreviews.com/
Particularly good for high school level materials.

Library Journal
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/
Particularly good for high school level materials.

Library Media Connection
http://www.librarymediaconnection.com/
Reviews in all areas. Some reviews online.

Media and Methods
http://www.media-methods.com/
Electronic materials

New York Times Books Reviews
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/review/index.html

Publisher's Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/
Particularly good for high school level materials.

School Library Journal http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/

School Library Monthly (Formerly the School Library Media Activities Monthly)
http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/

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Website-based Selection Tools

ACHUKA
http://www.achuka.co.uk/
Children's reviews from the UK

The ALAN Review http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/

Book Hive from Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
http://www.plcmc.org/bookhive/
Great site for book reviews

BookPage: America's Book Review
http://www.bookpage.com/
Contains book reviews distributed to bookstores and libraries.

BookReview.com http://www.bookreview.com/

BookWire http://www.bookwire.com/Home

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site http://www.carolhurst.com/

Children’s Book Reviews by Peter Neumeyer from The National Parenting Center
http://www.tnpc.com/36books.html

Children’s Books from About.com http://childrensbooks.about.com/

Children’s Bookwatch from Midwest Book Review http://www.midwestbookreview.com/cbw/

Education Review
http://www.edrev.info/
Multi-lingual journal of book reviews.

Educational Media Reviews Online (video, DVD, and CD-ROM) http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/

Internet Bookwatch from Midwest Book Review http://www.midwestbookreview.com/ibw/

Junior Library Guild http://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/

Literature Contemporary from About.com http://contemporarylit.about.com/

MBR Bookwatch from Midwest Book Review http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/

Midwest Book Review http://www.midwestbookreview.com/

Neverending Stories – Book Reviews http://www.neverendingstories.com/reviews.html

Oyate http://oyate.org/

Reviewers Bookwatch from Midwest Book Review (Volunteer reviewers) http://www.midwestbookreview.com/rbw/

Small Press Bookwatch from Midwest Book Review http://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/

SuperKids Educational Software Review http://www.superkids.com/

Teen Reads http://www.teenreads.com/

CNET - electronics
http://www.cnet.com/
Reviews of electronic products such as digital cameras, video cameras, and computers.

New York Review of Books http://www.nybooks.com/

Index / Links Sites

BookSpot
http://www.bookspot.com/reviews/
Great place to locate links to book review sites for all ages.

Teacher Tap: Software Reviews
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic3.htm

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Web Bookstores

AbeBooks
http://www.abebooks.com/
Locate new and used books.

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com
Focus is on selling, but contains excerpts from professional reviews

Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
Focus is on selling, but contains excerpts from professional reviews

Powells
http://www.powells.com/
Focus is on selling, but contains excerpts from professional reviews. Powell's is also a good source for used/out-of-print texts.

Librarians (section) at Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/

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Reader Advisory Sources

Barnes and Noble Review
http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/


Bookreporter
http://www.bookreporter.com/

Free Booknotes
http://www.freebooknotes.com

Literary Criticism from eduScapes 42eXplore
http://42explore.com/litcrit.htm

The Online Books Page
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature by Paul P. Reuben http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/HOME.HTM

Reading Group Choices Site for Book Discussion Reading Guides
http://www.readinggroupchoices.com

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Core Collection Bibliographic Aids

 

Print Materials Directories & Guides

Bowker
http://www.bowker.com/
The U.S. ISBN Agency; publisher of reference and reporting products and services.
Related Bowker Resources:
Bowker’s Books in Print http://www.booksinprint.com/

EBSCO Information Services
http://www.ebsco.com/
Print and electronic journal subscription services, research database development and production, online access to more than 100 databases and thousands of e-journals, and e-commerce book procurement.

HW Wilson (Now owned by EBSCO) http://www.ebscohost.com/wilson

Nonprint Materials Directories & Guides

DocuSeek Film & Video Finder
http://www.docuseek2.com/
DocuSeek is a search site for independent documentary, social issues, and educational videos available in the U.S. and Canada.

NICEM Film and Video Finder from National Information Center for Educational Media
http://www.nicem.com/
Subscription database: Comprehensive collection of information about educational nonprint materials; database contains over 440,000 bibliographic records, representing 640,000 items of nonprint materials that cover all subject areas, are intended for all age levels, and are disseminated in all formats of media.
Note: Library School Initiative http://www.nicem.com/trialedu.htm
Students who are currently enrolled in a library and information science course are allowed two weeks of free access per semester to the Film and Video Finder Online. The instructor should call us (via our parent company, Access Innovations) at 1-800-926-8328 and leave the following information in order to receive a username and password for distribution to the students.

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Library Supply Vendors

Brodart http://www.shopbrodart.com/

Demco http://www.demco.com/

Gaylord http://www.gaylord.com/

The Library Store http://www.thelibrarystore.com/

Vernon Library Supplies http://www.vernonlibrarysupplies.com/

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Publishers

ABC-CLio
http://www.abc-clio.com/
Includes Greenwood, Praeger, Linworth / Libraries Unlimited and ABC-Clio.

American Library Association (Online Store) http://www.alastore.ala.org/

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Inc. http://us.dk.com/

Gale (Part of Cengage Learning) http://www.gale.cengage.com/

Scarecrow Press https://rowman.com/Scarecrow

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Jobbers

Baker & Taylor http://www.btol.com/

Bookazine Company http://www.bookazine.com/

Bound To Stay Bound Bookshttp://www.btsb.com/

Brodart http://www.brodart.com/

TitleWave from Follett Library Resources http://www.titlewave.com/intro/titleservices.html

Ingram Library Services, Inc. http://www.ingramlibrary.com/

Midwest Library Service http://www.midwestls.com/

Perma-Bound http://www.perma-bound.com/
 

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Collection Development Portals

AcqWeb
http://www.acqweb.org/
Gathering place for librarians and other professionals interested in acquisitions and collection development.

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Furniture Vendors

Big Cosy Books (Book-themed seating, décor) http://www.bigcozybooks.com

Bretford Manufacturing http://www.bretford.com/

Brodart Library Supplies and Furnishings http://www.shopbrodart.com/

Buckstaff Library Furniture http://www.buckstaff.com/

C B A http://www.cbaatlanta.com/

Demco http://www.demco.com/

Eustis Chair http://www.eustischair.com/

Fleetwood Furniture http://www.fleetwoodfurniture.com/

Franklin Fixtures (bookstore display furniture) http://www.franklinfixtures.com/

Gressco Ltd. http://www.gresscoltd.com/

Group Four Furniture http://www.groupfourfurniture.com/

Library Bureau by Moduform http://www.librarybureau.com/

Library Store Ltd. http://www.librarystoreltd.com/

Libra-Tech Corp. http://www.libraryfurniture.com/

Paragon Furniture http://www.paragoninc.com/

Sauder Manufacturing Company http://www.saudermfg.com/

Smith Systems, Inc. http://www.smithsystem.com/

Tennsco http://www.tennsco.com/

Texwood Furniture Ltd. http://www.texwood.com/

The Worden Company http://www.wordencompany.com/

TMC Furniture http://www.tmcfurniture.com/

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