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NoveList Plus

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The Summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! It’s also a perfect time for adults to read more and discover the fantastic resources UAPL has to offer. (And you might just win a prize too!) Go to to find out more!

Once you’re signed up, knock out one activity by checking out UAPL’s research database, NoveList Plus. One of our most popular databases, NoveList helps people find that “next great read” in a variety of ways.

Search by genre or plot to find something you’re interested in, or enter your favorite books for spot-on recommendations (“Read-alikes”) on what you should check out next.

Find out what the next title is in that great series you are reading.

Get a list of every book that won a particular award, such as the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

You can do all this, plus more, with NoveList. Check it out today, and don't forget to fill out your Summer Reading activity slip when you do!

Click here for a list of UAPL's Research Databases related to Arts, Literature and Entertainment.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Features movie reviews on films that are available on DVD, including genre, cast, format, length, country of origin, awards, and more.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is one of UAPL’s hidden gems when it comes to the resources available to our patrons.

Covering all sorts of crafts, hobbies and forms of recreation, you can search hundreds of books, magazines and videos to find information on what interests you.

Find and print new sewing patterns, get ideas for making jewelry, learn what it takes to brew your own beer, get tips on the gear you would need for rock climbing, and much, much more.

Check out Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center! There is sure to be something of interest to you.

Click here for a list of all of the valuable subscription databases available to UAPL patrons.

UAHS Student Portal

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Students, do you feel overwhelmed trying to find appropriate sources for your projects and homework? Then the UAHS Student Portal is for you!

The UAPL Reference Librarians have narrowed down our extensive list of resources and organized them by categories that are relevant to high school students.

Easily discover databases and eBooks with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, professional journals and other sources appropriate for school work. Many of these resources even tell you how to cite what you found! Best of all, they are all available any time of day.

You will need your UA library card number and PIN to access the valuable resources found through the UAHS Student Portal. And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

Reference eBooks

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Did you know you don’t always have to go to the library to look up reliable and authoritative information in reference books?

Whether you are working on a school project or research paper, have a bet with a friend over a fact, or just want to satisfy your curiosity about a topic, UAPL card holders can get online access to a variety of encyclopedia titles covering science, history, business, medicine, culture and much more. You can even use your mobile device when you’re on the go!

An example of just a few titles that are available include:

See a full list of all the reference eBook titles by going to Gale Virtual Reference Library,  or download the Access My Library app (iOS | Android) on your mobile device, and choose UAPL as your local library. You can also access individual eBooks through the UAPL Databases page.

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Gale Directory Library

Contains listings from the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media for radio stations, television stations, and cable companies, including those from the United States and Canada, and listings from the Encyclopedia of Associations for national organizations in the United States.

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Novelist Plus

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Drawing of a boy reading a book in a tree.So you’re planning on getting some reading done this summer? Why not let the Summer Library Club help you meet a goal of reading at least 20 hours? (Bonus: There are prizes for adults, too!) In addition to reading, there are also activities you can complete as well, including checking out one of the library’s coolest online resources, Novelist Plus.

When you finish a book you love, Novelist Plus is where you can go to help you figure out the age-old question: “What should I read next?”

Search by genre or plot to find something you’re interested in, or enter your favorite books for spot-on recommendations (“Read-alikes”) for the next book you’ll love. You can even read multiple reviews on a title before you commit to it. 

Novelist has other valuable content as well. Wondering what order to read the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series? Get discussion guides for your book club. Find out every title that ever won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. All this, and more!

Every time you check out Novelist Plus during the Summer Library Club, it counts as an activity, so use it each time you are ready to start another book!


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