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20th Century Poetry Collections

Poetry of some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. It incorporates the works of 285 of the most widely studied poets of the British Isles and beyond.  Many of the major themes of 20th century writing -- nationality, politics, war, sexuality, religion and gender -- can be understood anew through this vast and representative collection.
 

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors presents complete and up-to-date biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 125,000 U.S. and international authors.
 

Contemporary Literary Criticism

An extensive compilation of literary commentary providing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.  Includes contemporary literary criticism on the 1400-1800s, nineteenth-century, twentieth-century, Shakespearean, Classical and Medieval literature, poetry, short stories, drama and children’s literature.

 

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
 

Literary Reference Center

Full text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals.  Contains full text for plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories, author interviews, and much more.
 

Literature Resource Center with Scribner and Twayne's

The most comprehensive and current online database on authors and their works, provides full-text literature criticism, biographies, bibliographies, and work overviews covering authors from every genre, time period and discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 130,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers such as philosophers, filmmakers, and anthropologists
 

Novelist Plus

Comprehensive online readers' advisory tool used to search hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.
 

Novelist K-8 Plus

Resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great read.   Provides access to titles designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. Includes reading lists by reading leavel, curricular topics and recommended reads covering fiction and nonfiction topics.
 

OverDrive

Download audiobooks and ebooks that can be listened to or viewed on your computer or transferred to a portable device. Many titles can also be burned to a CD. There are never overdue books or late fees - titles automatically return to the Library's collection.
 
Scholastic BookFlix             
Literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
 
Scholastic TrueFlix           
True Books content helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.  TrueFlix is for students 3-5 grade.
 

TumbleBookCloud

An online middle school AND high school collection which contains over 400 titles! This collection contains a vast array of YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks , very popular graphic novels, and world class educational videos from National Geographic.
 

TumbleBookCloud JR

With over 300 titles and reading levels from grades 3-6, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary! TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos - many of which are paired with our e-books - a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum!
 

TumbleBookLibrary

An online collection of animated, talking picture books with puzzles and games.  You can read a book or have one read to you.  Provides enrichment for independent readers and support to build reading skills.  A selection of the books are in Spanish and French.
 

WorldCat

The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages, and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books. WorldCat includes information from before 1,000 BC to the present with thousands of records containing evaluative content such as tables of contents, cover art, book summaries and notes about the authors.

 

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