NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 is a fiction database, designed for elementary and middle schools, that helps young readers find books they want to read and for teachers to integrate fiction across the curriculum.

Access Online Databases.



1.   Go to Sullivan Family Library’s home page at

2.   Click on Search for, then Databases by Title.

3.   Click on NoveList K-8 (under Books and Ebooks).

For off campus access, login with your Chaminade ID and password.



1.    In the Find box, enter your search term(s).

       You can search authors, titles, series names or keywords.


2.  Limit to Teens (13-18), Older Kids (9-12), or Younger Kids (0-8).

NoveList K-8 Find box


Search Results


1.  Select Document Tab: 

        Author Biographies, Award Winners, Book Talks, Curricular Connections, Grab and Go Book Lists, Recommended Reads, Series, etc.

2.  Narrow Results by subject

3.  Sort by

        Author, Title, Relevance, DateDescending, DateAscending, Popularity, Volume


NoveList K-8 results



Advanced Search


1.    In Find, enter search term(s)

a)  Choose a field to search from Select a Field drop down list.

b)  Select Boolean operator (and, or, not)

c)  Select Document Types

d)  Select Limiters: Reading Level, Grade Level, Lexile Reading Level, Lexile Range Search, Publication Year, Number of Pages, Author’s Gender, Author’s Nationality, Author’s Cultural Identity, Review Available, Award Winner, Dewey Range Search, NoveList Best

e)  Expand by:  Apply related words, Also search within the full text of the articles

2.    Browse: by Subject, Authors, Series, Titles, Dewey


NoveList K-8 Advanced Search


Other Resources:


1.    Browse

  • All Award Winners
  • Teens (13-18)
  • Older Kids (9-12)
  • Younger Kinds (0-8)
  • Working with Kids

2.    My NoveList

  • Tour NoveList
  • My Folders & Alerts
  • NoveList Newsletters

3.   Spotlight

      Highlights key content


Search Techniques


To search for



All words

girls AND boys
to find girls and boys in every record


Any of the words

cats OR dogs
to find cats or dogs (or both) in every record


One word but not another

dogs NOT cats
to find dogs but not cats

“ “

Exact phrase

“little bear”
to find little bear as an exact phrase


Variant endings of a word

to find witch, witches, witchcraft


Replace a single letter

to find woman, women


Words near each other in any order

Adventures N3 sea
to find “sea adventures”, “adventures at sea”, “adventures on land and sea”


Words within x words of each other in order entered

Teenage W1 players
to find “teenage baseball players,” “teenage basketball players,” “teenage hockey players”


Search Results


1.    Print

a.  From Results list, click on Quick Print icon

b.  From detailed record, click on Print icon

c.  Select Review(s) or Full Text (when available) to print reviews, lists or articles

d.  Select Standard Field Format

e.  Select Citation Format

 2.   Email

a.  Select Email

b.  Select HTML Full Text (when available) to print reviews, lists or articles

c.  Select Standard Field Format

d.  Select Citation Format

e.  Type in email address, subject, comments

 3.   Save

 4.  Add to Folder




Tour NoveList

  • Video Tour, Quick Start Guide, Help Sheets

Help link (top right)

Reference Desk   739-4660


Updated February 2009