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Library Websites

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Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.
Biography in Context button  In Context: Biography
Contains contextual information on the world's most influential people. Includes periodicals, articles, and multimedia allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
Literature Resource Center button Literature Resource Center
Offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
NoveList Plus button NoveList Plus
A fiction database with information on more than 135,000 titles, searchable by author, title, series, or even find a forgotten title with the "describe a plot" feature. Try the "read-alike" feature to find another author similar to your favorite. Locate lists of award-winning books, and genre lists.


Non-Library Websites

 Orange arrow pointing right All Readers
Book reviews on renowned authors of Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance, History, Biographies, Action Adventure and Literature. Browse by genre.
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From the A&E Television Network. Online site offers information on famous individuals, past and present, along with news and headlines affecting the world today and other entertaining, and interactive, content.
Orange arrow pointing right  Booknotes
Booknotes, C-SPAN's signature author interview program, has served as a forum for books about history, politics and public affairs for a dozen years. CSPAN's unedited, commercial-free format, allows for an in-depth discussion with an author distinct from other author interview programs.
 Orange arrow pointing right eNote
The criticism collection includes more than 40,000 full-length or excerpted essays, spanning more than 25 years of literary criticism.
Orange arrow pointing right  Entertainment Weekly Book Reviews
Book reviews and articles about books and authors. 
Orange arrow pointing right  Good Reads
Database of books and reader reviews. Users can list and rate books they have already read, are currently reading or wish to read in the future.
 Orange arrow pointing right Infoplease: Biography
Database of over 30,000 biographies, searchable alphabetically or by category.
Orange arrow pointing right  Kirkus Reviews
Founded in 1933, Kirkus reviews more than 500 pre-publication books each month, including fiction, nonfiction, children's and young-adult books. Our reviews are a trusted and authoritative decision-making tool, crafted by specialists selected for their knowledge and expertise in a particular field.
Orange arrow pointing right  LibraryThing
Enter what you're reading or your whole library—it's an easy, library-quality catalog. LibraryThing also connects you with people who read the same things. Searches Amazon, the Library of Congress and 60 other world libraries. Get recommendations! Put your books on the blog.
 Orange arrow pointing right Lit Lovers
A resource for all things literary. If you belong to a book club or like to fly solo, this is your site. Come on in...and look around. You'll be amazed at all we offer.
Orange arrow pointing right  National Book Award
Lists of winners and finalists.
 Orange arrow pointing right New York Times Bestsellers List
Current bestseller lists, and searchable archives. Covers fiction and non- fiction, hardcovers and paperbacks, children's books, and more.
 Orange arrow pointing right Nobel Prize for Literature
List of all the Nobel Prize winners in Literature since inception in 1901.
 Orange arrow pointing right OCLC's Fiction Finder
FictionFinder is a project of OCLC Research that provides access to 2.8 million works of fiction found in the OCLC WorldCat database. With FictionFinder, you can search for books, eBooks, and audiobooks by titles, authors, ISBNs, and other information such as literary awards and book summaries. You can also browse the FictionFinder database by genre, fictional character, imaginary place or setting, and subject. When you discover an item you are interested in, FictionFinder can help you find a copy.
 Orange arrow pointing right Publisher's Weekly Bestsellers List
List information supplied by Nielsen BookScan.
 Orange arrow pointing right Pulitzer Prize
Listing of current and past winners of the 21 different Pulitzer Prizes. New winners are announced during the Spring each year.
 Orange arrow pointing right What Should I Read Next?
Users can search for books that are similar to what they have already read and enjoyed.
 Orange arrow pointing right WhichBook
Whichbook is a completely new way to find books you might like to read. Whichbook lets you build a description of the kind of books you like and then matches that description against the books in the database. Your description can be built either on a choice of moods, or on specific plot elements. The books that most closely match your requirements are then returned as a list.
 Orange arrow pointing right Youth Media Awards
Describes and lists all ALA awards and winners, including Newbery, Caldecott, Printz.

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