Databases: By Subject: Literature

Databases:

American and English full text literature collections

The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

BookFlix

This online literary resource for children pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

Explora

Explora - Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

Explora for Kids is a research database designed with students and educators in mind. Elementary school students can learn about their favorite subject. Look up words. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles into more than 30 languages. 

Explora for Teens

Explora for Teens is a research database designed for middle and high school students and educators. Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary.  Translate articles  into more than 30 languages.

Granger's Poetry

The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry Online, updated weekly with new full-text poems, biographies, and commentaries, offers users access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations. Granger’s also includes a wide range of critical and historical tools and features to enhance understanding and enjoyment of poetry.

Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

Literature Resource Center

Featuring “the most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works,” the Literature Resource also “includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.”

LitFINDER

A “premier resource for full-text literary works,” LitFinder features “literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works—all searchable at the same time and returned in organized lists.”

Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests.  Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they’ll enjoy.  Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

NoveList Plus

Let NoveList help you find a good book to read, with expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Virtual Reference Library

A “world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses,” the Virtual Reference Library features over one million articles about a wide array of subjects.

Websites:

Bartleby.com

Thousands of classics and reference works online for free.

Granger's World of Poetry

Gutenberg.org

28,000 free books; 100,000 eBooks in a variety of electronic formats though Project Gutenberg's Resources .

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