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BookBrowse

An online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more. View tutorial

Contemporary Authors

Entries on thousands of authors with full text articles.

EBSCOhost eBook Public Library Collection

With more than 41,000 e-books chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

LibraryAware Newsletters

Sign up for LibraryAware newsletters on your favorite genre or topic and get new book suggestions delivered directly to your inbox.

Literature Criticism Online

Critical and biographical essays on contemporary novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers. From Gale's Contemporary Literary Criticism series.

Literature Resources from Gale

A collection of ebooks and other resources on literature and literary criticism. Like having a collection of reference books right on the computer.

Magill’s Literary Annual

Reviews of significant fiction and nonfiction dating back to 1977.

Masterplots

Analyzes the most important works in all genres - fiction, short stories, poetry, drama, and nonfiction - throughout history and around the world.

NoveList Plus

Helps you find new fiction and nonfiction books to read by searching favorite authors, titles, subjects, and genres. View tutorial

Oxford English Dictionary

A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.

Virtual Reference Library

Thousands of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Search the entire collection or a particular subject area. View tutorial

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WorldCat

Millions of library records in 400 languages.