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ALA : Recommended Reading
This page from ALA offers many lists of recommended books for children, teens (YA), and adults, as well as recommended reference titles and books by topic/genre.
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/library/libraryfactsheet/alalibraryfactsheet23.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

BC Bookworld : Author Bank
This database of BC authors provides biographical information, lists of published books and awards received, and related articles and reviews. It includes writers with BC connections, e.g. Dylan Thomas, Malcolm Lowry.
http://www.abcbookworld.com
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Bookbrowser
"Now part of the Barnes & Noble site, Bookbrowser has a commercial focus. Searchable by subject and genre. It also provides a list of selected titles of books ""coming soon."""
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookbrowser/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

British and Irish Authors on the Web
A comprehensive historical survey, containing links to information on authors and their works. Contemporary authors are included.
http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/UK-authors.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Fiction Finder
"A project of OCLC Research, ""FictionFinder provides a work-based approach to fiction...The prototype is based on a 'frbrized' subset of WorldCat records representing fiction."" Keyword searchable in a variety of fields, including author, title, character, setting, category, subject, etc."
http://fictionfinder.oclc.org/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

The Great Books Foundation
http://www.greatbooks.org
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Morton Grove Public Library's Webrary : Matchbook
This service produces customized bibliographies of new library materials - books, videos, audiocassettes, etc. based on subject or genre.
http://www.webrary.org/rs/matchbookabout.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Needle in a CyberStack : Popular Fiction Websites
Includes links to sites on various genres, book awards, book reviews, bookstores, etc.
http://home.mchsi.com/~albeej/pages/PopularFiction.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Reader's Advisory Services on Library Web Sites
"From WebJunction, this is a chapter from ""Library Web Sites : Creating Online Collections and Services"" by A. Paula Wilson, ALA Editions, 2004."
http://www.webjunction.org/readers-advisory/-/articles/content/438281?_OCLC_ARTICLES_getContentFromWJ=true
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Romance Writers of America
http://www.rwanational.org/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

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