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Core Collections

What is it? The first step in great readers' advisory is a great collection. Core Collections are guides that help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of highly recommended reference, nonfiction and fiction books. All titles in Core Collections are chosen with guidance from review sources by librarians with expertise in their fields. Recommendation levels help prioritize books for purchase. Articles and reviews help understand why a title might be appropriate to add to a collection. Core Collections includes:

  • Children's Core Collection: The ideal collection development and curriculum support resource for anyone who works with children's books.
  • Core Collection en Español: Provides English-language guidance to libraries building and maintaining Spanish-language and bilingual (Spanish/English) collections for readers of all ages.
  • Graphic Novels Core Collection: Especially useful as librarians build graphic novel collections.
  • Fiction Core Collection: Perfect for libraries of all sizes navigating the vast fiction market.
  • Middle & Junior High Core Collection: An essential resource for anyone who works with middle grade books.
  • Nonfiction Core Collection: Provides guidance for adult nonfiction collections, including plays and poetry.
  • Senior High Core Collection: Covers young adult books and adult books with teen appeal, making it perfect for anyone who works with young adult literature collections.
  • Why use it? Build and maintain well-rounded library collections

    Coverage: Varies

    Access: Available on networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server. Unlimited number of simultaneous users.

    Vendor: EBSCO

    Subjects: Reference, Reference Core

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    Total interactions: 59

    Rank: 286 out of 313 databases

    Rating: 1 out of 5 (based on 59 out of 2230840 total interactions with all of our databases)

    Last updated: 2023-10-02 17:21:53


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