Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers.
With an up-to-date and configurable interface, and a unique Open Web component, Books & Authors offers libraries of all kinds a powerful tool that promotes the discovery of literature, and where to find it in your library. Backed by a team of hand-picked genre experts, Books and Authors connects readers with books and provides a number of key functions in your library, including:
Who, What, When, Where — simple choices for Reader Advisory support
Powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors combines both browseable menus and visual search technology to guide readers from every level of reading proficiency to books that match their interests. Access your next great read via:
"B&A is a fun and fascinating tool, and it's hard to imagine any librarian who A) wouldn't get a huge kick out of experimenting with it and B) would have trouble finding creative ways to use it for reference and collection-building purposes."
--Library Journal, July 2012