So you've finally cleared off that pile of required reading, and it's time to pick up that book you heard about earlier this summer. A musician wrote a memoir, and he was on The Today Show talking about it, but the title of the book and the name of the artist are escaping you. Not to worry! Denver Public Library's NoveList Plus database now tracks books from major TV and radio outlets, and it's a cinch to use.
The easiest way to get to NoveList Plus from the DPL homepage is to first click on Recommendations at the top of the page, and then on the left, you will see NoveList Plus. Outside the library, you'll need to input your library card number and password. To find the book mentioned above, you would enter MM Today Show in the keyword search field and <enter>.
When the results come up, add Musician to the search, <enter> and voila! The title is Let Love Have the Last Word by Common. All that is left to do is click on Check the Library Catalog to place a hold on one of the library's 13 copies.
The new Media Mentions feature allows searching across these outlets for the past year, and several months into the future. How's that?! Authors are booked well ahead of time to help build buzz for new titles. Are you totally psyched for Margaret Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments? Look up the title in NoveList Plus, and you'll see that The Testaments will be getting plenty of coverage soon:
- NBC: Late Night with Seth Meyers (Sep 19, 2019); MSNBC: The Beat with Ari Melber (Sep 19, 2019); CBS: Sunday Morning (Sep 10, 2019); NPR: Weekend Edition (Sep 07, 2019); NPR: Morning Edition (Sep 06, 2019)
Once you start noodling around in NoveList Plus, you will find many other features to explore, such as lists of award winners, story themes, and read-alikes, so have fun!