Books & Reading
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Book Collection: Nonfiction (EBSCOhost) - A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.
Books in Print (Bowker) - Publication information on 5 million book, audio book, and video titles. Includes access to Fiction Connection and Non-fiction Connection.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - Formerly NetLibrary. A collection of books viewable online.
Essay and General Literature Index (Wilson) - A convenient digital guide to some 65,000 essays in anthologies and collections.
Humanities International Complete (EBSCOhost) - Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals.
Literary Newsmakers for Students - Vol. 3, 2009
Literature Resource Center (Gale) - Biographies, articles, criticism, overviews, glossary, and more on writers and literature.
NoveList K-8 (EBSCOhost) - Find fiction titles for classroom use or reading including picture books, children's chapter books, and young adult titles. Full-text book reviews, teacher resources, thematic units, and book talks are available. Search by theme, setting, instructional unit, and culture. For younger readers and teachers, updated monthly.
NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost) - Guide to suggested reading for all ages with reviews and other features.
OverDrive eAudiobooks (SDPL Digital Media Library) - Online eBooks, eAudiobooks, and some eVideos downloadable to PCs or portable devices. Many eBooks are also viewable within your web browser. Includes fiction, non-fiction, travel, biography, classics, young adult, Spanish and children's titles.
Play Index (EBSCOhost) - This index database covers 30,000+ plays, 1949-present. Search keywords, monologues, casting, sets, etc. Includes one-act and radio/tv plays. Some online play texts are linked via the Internet.
Recorded Books Thousands of audiobooks including National Book Award winners available through Recorded Books "OneClick." Fiction, non-fiction and childrens books can be downloaded to iPods/iPads/iPhone and some Windows-compatible devices and computers. Details
Short Story Index (EBSCOhost) - Find 70K+ short stories that have been published in anthologies, collections, and periodicals from 1984 to the present, many with links to the story's full-text. Updated monthly.
WorldCat First Search (OCLC) - Find locations and information about millions of books, magazines, and other materials in libraries worldwide.