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Screenshot of American and English Literature database American and English Literature

E-books of American and English literature--poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. Search for a word or phrase across all the literature, or browse collections.

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about:books Books & Authors about:books

Information about books and authors.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography

Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures, plus thousands of images.

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Literary Reference Center

Full-text literary journals, literary reference works, plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full-text of thousands of poems and short stories.

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Literature Criticism Online

Access to popular literary criticism series, covering authors who lived from 1800 through 2009. Citations are provided for all entries.

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Book, series, and author information, reviews, read-a-likes, and much more for thousands fiction titles.

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NoveList K-8

Database of young adult, children's and easy titles with a student-focused interface, designed for PreK through Middle School ages

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Novels and Short Stories for Students

Critical overviews of numerous literary works.

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Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction

Nonfiction book reviews; collection development resource for librarians

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Animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  

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