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Help Videos

This guide is a collection of help videos that show how to use Milner Library search tools to find books and articles, and how to print and save work at Milner Library.

Use NoveList Plus

NoveList Overview

Do you need to find books for a specific grade level or lexile range?  Use Novelist!  It is a database of literature that provides teaching ideas, reader's advisory, multiple ways to limit a search, and more.  Watch these videos to learn more about this great resource. 

*Important note* Remember that if you find a book on NoveList you will have to check our online catalog to make sure that Milner Library owns that title.

This first video shows how to find NoveList on the Milner website and provides an overview of the main features on NoveList.

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NoveList Basic Title Search


This video shows how to do a basic title search in NoveList.  It includes information about book descriptions, age range information, Reviews, and the More about this book (publisher, checkbox searching) and Lists and Articles features.

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NoveList Advanced Searching

This video provides an overview of search limits (date, audience, grade, awards, etc.) and shows how to search for subjects with limit age 9 - 12, how to narrow results, find related lists and articles, and further limit results.

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Readability of a Text / Lexile Levels

This video shows how to find the Lexile level for a book on NoveList Plus and use it to check if the book is in an appropriate grade range for a child.

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Christine Fary
Phone: 309-438-5010
Office: Milner Room 426A
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