All of these databases can be accessed from home or at the Library.  You can find full text articles, most of which can then be saved to your computer or portable device, emailed, or printed for your convenience.

Find a Good Book to Read!

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Search an author's name or the title of a book you liked to find read-alikes. Tell NoveList what you liked about a book (pacing, tone, characters, and more) to get more specific suggestions.

 

 

Literary Research


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Find literary criticism, articles from literary journals, book reviews, and plot summaries as well as poems and short stories here. Watch the Tutorial

 

 

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Additional Online Resources

Free eBooks: A listing of places to find free eBooks online, including eBooks in Spanish.

Goodreads: Track the books you have read, are currently reading and want to read. Compare notes with friends. Rate books, receive recommendations, follow authors and read reviews.

Library Reads: Librarians from across the country choose their favorite new books each month.

New York Times Best Sellers: The top of the sales charts for fiction, non-fiction, hardcover, paperbacks, e-books, young adults and more.

NPR Books: News, book reviews, author interviews and more from National Public Radio.

Open Library: This project from the Internet Archive makes many books available from the public domain and other sources. Look for books in the DAISY format, which are accessible to those with print disabilities.

Project Gutenberg: Free eBooks from the public domain. Titles include “Pride and Prejudice,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” and more. Books in the public domain are also available for download in OverDrive.

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