Books, reading and literature

Check out these research databases on books and reading.

BiblioBoard

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BiblioBoard offers a wide variety of e-books, including emerging indie authors, popular comics, hard-to-find historical works, the popular "For Dummies" series and self-published Ohio authors. Read more...

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

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The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an excellent tool for evaluating and selecting children's books. Read more...

Digital Downloads

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Digital Downloads offers access to thousands of online audio, print and video titles. Read more...

Digital Downloads for Kids

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Digital Downloads for Kids offers access to thousands of online audio, print and video titles. Read more...

Digital Downloads for Teens

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Digital Downloads for Teens offers access to thousands of online audio, print and video titles. Read more...

Google Books

Google Books offers free access to more than one million e-book titles in the public domain, available to download to your mobile device or read on your computer. Read more...

hoopla

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Access digital video, music, comics, e-book and audiobook titles for use on your computer, smartphone or tablet with hoopla. Read more...

Internet Archive Text Archive

The Internet Archive Text Archive contains free eBooks and digital texts, available to download to your mobile device or read on your computer. Read more...

JSTOR

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JSTOR is an online archive of full-text articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, especially humanities and social sciences. Search or browse articles by subject, title or publisher. Read more...

Literary Reference Center

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This comprehensive database from EBSCOhost provides a broad range of full-text information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Read more...

Literature Online

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Literature Online is a collection of poetry, prose, drama, novels and short stories spanning centuries of English and American Literature. Read more...

Literature Resource Center

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Designed to meet the research needs of undergraduate and high school students, the Literature Resource Center from Gale provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors Read more...

NoveList

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If you're looking for a good book to read, try this recommendation database. Read more...

NoveList K-8

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Discover popular books for young readers here! Browse hundreds of theme-oriented book lists for readers at all grade levels. Read more...

One More Story

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One More Story is a library of the best of children's classic and contemporary literature. Read more...

Project Gutenberg

Founded in 1971, Project Gutenberg is the first e-book collection and offers titles to download to your mobile device, or read on your computer. Read more...

Scholastic BookFlix

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Scholastic BookFlix pairs video storybooks with non-fiction titles. This unique format allows children to watch a story and then learn more. Read more...

Scholastic TrueFlix

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Scholastic TrueFlix integrates captivating informational videos with quality non-fiction books to improve literacy skills and build knowledge in science and social studies topics. Read more...

SELF-e

SELF-e is a service giving independent authors the opportunity to distribute their eBooks to new audiences through Worthington Libraries. Upload your e-book and we will make it available to readers. Read more...

TumbleBookCloud

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TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of read-along titles for middle and high school students featuring text and audio narration on selected titles. Read more...

WorldCat Discovery Services

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This huge world-wide database of library materials provides records of any type of material cataloged and held by OCLC member libraries. Read more...

Zinio Digital Magazines

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Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device, even without internet access. Read more...