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Readers' Resources

 

NoveList Plus is a readers' advisory resource that assists in finding new authors and titles. NoveList allows you to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. You can also enter words that describe the contents of a book you would like to read, and NoveList retrieves titles that contain these words in the book's subject headings field. In addition, you can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites. NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's "chapter" books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. The database provides enhanced subject access to over 92,000 fiction titles. Updated quarterly, NoveList integrates information from a variety of sources. 

The African American Literature Book Club is the #1 site for African American literature.

Lambda Literary is the leader in LGBT book reviews, author interviews, and book news since 1989.  

Literature Resource Center is an excellent database combining information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals.  Literature Resource Center includes plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, author interviews, classic texts and much more.

The Perseus Project is an excellent site for the classics, the only one most people will ever need. Covers just about everything Greek & Roman, with lots of texts & translations, glossaries, art & archaeology, & a search engine.