Online general-interest book databases are bibliographic databases intended primarily for general rather than academic use, and are often constructed in a way resembling social networking sites. A bibliographic or library database is a Database of bibliographic records Some of the most important ones are discussed below.
The Internet Book Database (IBookDB) is an online database with information about books and authors with an added social networking component. A Computer Database is a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system A Book is a set or collection of written printed illustrated or blank sheets made of Paper, Parchment, or other material usually fastened together An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created It was started as an effort to be the IMDb equivalent for books. It currently contains information on over 100,000 books (over 340,000 ISBNs), 29,000 authors and 2,200 series making it one of the largest online databases of author and book information. Unique features include finding historical publication information for books using their 'Other Versions' feature on every book page. They also provide price comparisons.
Registered users can catalog and manage their book collections online, find users with similar books, authors or series' and discuss books on the forums. They can also rate and review books in addition to Tagging them. A tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image or Computer file) Users can also rate and tag authors and series'. Other features offered include showing random books from users catalogs on their websites, blogs or on their pages on social networking sites, and search web sites of various bookstores. IBookDB also holds a monthly giveaway in which they giveaway around 10 books each month to users of the site, most of which are signed by the authors. Users can request editor status which currently allows them to enter and correct series related information.
IBookDB also offers services to authors such as hosting their official forums for free, getting their books listed, updating their Biography and other book publicity services, providing a platform for authors and readers to connect. Currently IBookDB hosts the Official Forums for several authors, including Paul Levine, Susan McBride, Becky Garrison, Kristina O'Donnelly and Danielle Girard. Paul Levine is an author of fiction He has written a series of legal thrillers in the Solomon and Lord series Becky Garrison (born 1961 is a religious satirist and freelance writer Danielle Girard is the author of five books Her latest book The Rookie Club was released June 2006
The Internet Book Database of Fiction (IBDoF) is an online database for books, mostly works of fiction. The site also hosts a message board specifically geared to the discussion of books. The Database currently holds information for over 35800 books and 4730 authors, the community consists of roughly 1330 active members who have made 123500 forum posts in over 6400 topics.
Members of the IBDoF are able to and encouraged to add books and authors to the database as well as rate and write reviews on existing books. The message board, which is now shared with the Internet Book List, includes discussion areas on some of the more popular authors in the database and also hosts official discussion boards for several authors including: Charles Pellegrino, L. E. Modesitt, Jack McDevitt, Lois McMaster Bujold, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (joint board), Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald (joint board), Heather Gladney, John Dalmas, Elizabeth Bear and David B. Coe. Charles R Pellegrino is a renowned and sometimes controversial author of several books relating to archaeology including Return to Sodom and Gomorrah, Ghosts L E (Leland Exton Modesitt Jr (b 1943 in Denver Colorado) is an author of Science fiction and Fantasy novels Jack McDevitt (born 1935 is an award-winning American science fiction author whose novels frequently deal with attempts to make Contact with alien Lois McMaster Bujold (born November 2, 1949, Columbus, Ohio) is an American author of Science fiction and Fantasy Sharon Lee (born September 11, 1952 in Baltimore Maryland, US Steve Miller (born July 31 1950 in Baltimore Maryland, US) is the grandson of poet and WBAL radio personality Dorothea Neale. Dr Debra Doyle (born 1952 is an American author writing in multiple related genres including Science fiction, Fantasy, and mystery. James D Macdonald (1954-) is an American author and critic who lives in New Hampshire with his wife and frequent collaborator Dr Heather Gladney is an American author whose fantasy novels include Teot's War and its sequel Bloodstorm. John Dalmas can also refer to a fictional character by Raymond Chandler. Elizabeth Bear (Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky (born 22 September, 1971 in Hartford Connecticut) is an American author primarily of Speculative David B Coe is an author of Fantasy novels and Short stories.
The Internet Book List (IBList) is an online database with information about books, authors, and short stories. A Computer Database is a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system A Book is a set or collection of written printed illustrated or blank sheets made of Paper, Parchment, or other material usually fastened together An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created The short story is a literary genre of Fictional Prose Narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such
The site is entirely volunteer-based and contains information on over 62,000 works including short stories (52,000 books), 19,000 authors, 4000 series, 68,000 user ratings as well as over 4000 user reviews. Users can request Editor status which allows them to enter information directly into the database. Registered users may rate and review books they have read, as well as submit books for inclusion that don't yet appear in the database.
The message board, which is now shared with the Internet Book Database of Fiction, includes discussion areas on some of the more popular authors in the database and also hosts official discussion boards for several authors.
The Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB) is a database of bibliographic information on science fiction and related genres such as fantasy fiction and horror fiction. Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting Horror fiction is broadly Fiction in any medium intended to scare unsettle or horrify the audience The ISFDB is a volunteer effort with both the database and wiki being open for editing and user contributions. The ISFDB database and code are available under Creative Commons licensing and there is support within both Wikipedia and ISFDB for interlinking. Creative Commons (CC is a Non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share While the ISFDB is primarily a bibliographic research database it also contains biographic data for books, authors, series, and publishers that do not meet Wikipedia's notability standards.
The ISFDB database indexes authors, novels, short stories, publishers, awards, and magazines. Additionally, it supports author pseudonyms, series, awards, and cover art plus interior illustration credits which is combined into integrated author, artist, and publisher bibliographies. An ongoing effort is verification of publication contents and secondary bibliographic sources against the database with the goals being data accuracy and to improve the coverage of speculative fiction to 100%. Speculative fiction is a term used as an inclusive descriptor covering a group of Fiction Genres that speculate about worlds that are unlike the real world in The current database statistics are available on line.
Major alternatives to the ISFDB for speculative fiction research include: