H.W. Wilson has announced the new Fifteenth Edition of its Fiction Catalog--now available on WilsonWeband in print. For librarians, Fiction Catalog, 15th Edition provides help with collection development and maintenance; selection and purchasing; readers' advisory; and general reference, with a list of over 8,000 works of classic and contemporary fiction.
Fiction Catalog draws on the evaluations of a panel of librarians representing diverse parts of the U.S., with a focus on the challenges of collection development. Authors and their works in literary and popular fiction are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns, romance, and more. (All are works written in or translated into English.) Entries deliver bibliographic data, price, descriptive annotations, and evaluative quotations from a review when available. Fiction Catalog also features analytic entries for novellas and novels contained in composite works. In print, the new Fifteenth Edition lists more than 8,000 titles in the main hardcover volume (2006), and more than 2,000 new titles will be listed in annual paperback supplements subscribers receive at no additional charge in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
The WilsonWebedition brings subscribers more content, searching by a range of parameters, and more frequent updates. Users have access to all the content of the Fifteenth Edition plus an archive from the previous edition. Recommended titles are added daily or weekly. Entries link to full-text book reviews, review excerpts, and citations, plus holdings information from the library's OPAC. A WilsonWebsubscription allows simultaneous searching with other WilsonWebdatabases. Libraries that subscribe to the electronic edition save 50% on subscriptions to the print edition.