[bksvol-discuss] Re: Children books in quie

  • From: Melissa Smith <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 07:21:48 -0600

Jamie, there is definitely still a place to browse by author. Below is a link to the browse page, where you can choose to browse by any of the following topics:

New Books
Most Popular Downloads
Special Collections
Newspapers and Magazines
Internationally Available.
Once you have selected author from this list, you should be taken to a page where you can select the first letter of the author's last name, which, then, takes you to the alphabetical listing of author's whose last name begins with that letter. BTW, there appears to be no Tina Gallo. There is a Donald R Gallo, with 2 books in the collection.


Jamie Yates, CPhT wrote:
Judy, I didn't orginally start out putting Tina Gallo in the author box. I started out with Gallo, because if she uses a second last name or a middle initial, I wouldn't necessary get her with just Tina Gallo. Katherine Applegate is a good example of this. If you put Katherine Applegate in the author box you get only 30 results and Bookshare has way more of her books than that, maybe under Katherine A. Applegate or K.A. Applegate. That's why I like a least restrictive search term that will get me results but not too many results. If you're too specific you miss out. If I just put in Tina Gallo I get less results, but I can't be sure there aren't any Tina Gallo books in the collection because I am unfamiliar with this author and don't know if she writes under other forms of her name. That's why I originally did what I always do and just searched for Gallo. I wonder can you still go to an author alphabetical list page? I haven't tried that for years.

Jamie in Michigan

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