Enhancements to the Catalog

Our online catalog offers more than just titles, call numbers, and availability. We also include 1st chapters, synopses, series info, and author background along with a few other options for most of our collection.

These additions to our catalog entries include:

  • Cover art
  • Summary
  • About the Author (with a picture)
  • More by this Author
  • Look inside (may include 1st chapter, excerpt, table of contents)
  • Series with an option to see the entire series - any titles we don't own are pictured with their covers grayed out
  • You May Also Like... - includes top picks, titles by similar authors, readers' suggest, more by tag, same genre, same author, same series - all these come from the LT database
  • Professional Reviews (including New York Times)
  • Reader Reviews
  • Tags - subjects of books that non-library people would think of, like, stalking, liars, TV series
  • Book profile - about the book. You can search attributes, time period, genre, topics, characters, occupation of characters, etc. for related titles from book profiles.
  • Reading level - Lexile and grade/age levels - can get suggestions for other titles in this range
  • Awards - not just the big awards, but local as well
  • Also Available As - different formats of the title that we have
  • Video and Music
  • Video Games

Here are a few examples of the enhancements:

There is a lot of great information available in our catalog. The new info will be found below our cataloged information and will start with the heading: More From Syndetics Unbound. If you have any questions about these features, please ask one of our staff members.

Source URL: https://rodmanlibrary.org/catalog-enhancements