Reader’s Advisory Tools

I decided to review and compare two online reader’s advisory tools Allreaders.com and FictionDB.com.  I chose these two reader’s advisory (RA) tools because they are both free and seemed to be the most similar out of the ten tools listed in our text book.  As the Cassell and Hiremath text states, RA tools should be evaluated based on five reference needs: content, scope, originator, format and purpose.  I will base my criteria for evaluating these two sites on these five reference needs.  Then I will draw from each evaluation their individual strengths and weaknesses.
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