Books & Literary Criticism
American and English Literature: All Collections: Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print. Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare's work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.
Literature Resource Center: Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. (Home access may require a library card)
NoveList Plus: Anyone looking for a new fiction title to read should try NoveList. NoveList allows readers of all ages to use a favorite author or title to discover new books to read. You can also search NoveList's 57,000 title database by subject or genre. With NoveList's Explore Fiction feature, you can browse through 350 different categories of science fiction, romance, mysteries, fantasy, horror, westerns and adventure.
NoveList K-8: NoveList Plus K-8 allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom or with your children. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students or children.
Oxford Reference Online: The Core Collection is a huge and comprehensive resource that contains over 100 dictionaries and reference titles covering the complete subject spectrum: from General Reference and Language to Science and Medicine, and from Humanities and Social Sciences to Business and Professional.
APA-Style Documentation: Alternative source for accessing style information. Site is in a question and answer format and also contains a link to the MLA style guidelines as well.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: Alternative source for accessing quote information. Site works just like the book format-access through indexes or by typing in key words of phrases in the search field. The site indexes the 10th edition of Bartlettís plus other quote books.
CliffsNotes : This website contains the full text of all the literature CliffsNotes resources for free. Customers can also buy the guides online. CliffsNotes guides on other subjects are only available to buy or to view brief excerpts.
Knowing Poe: The literature, life, and times of Edgar Allan Poe.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum: Promotes awareness and appreciation of the life and works of Mark Twain. Features images of buildings in Twain's books, chronologies, and lesson plans.
National Book Foundation: Features lists of the National Book Award winners with links to essays and award speeches as well as trivia and information about the organization's other programs.
Shakespeare Resource Center: This website houses all varieties of information about Shakespeare and his works through links organized by topic. Subjects include plot summaries, Elizabethan England, Globe Theatre, the Bardís language, authorship debate and even the text of his will!