Books, reading and literature

Check out these research databases on books and reading.

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...

Credo Reference: Literature

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Dozens of literature reference works are available in Credo Reference.

Digital Downloads

Digital Downloads 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 eBook titles in the public domain, available to download to your mobile device or read on your computer. Read more...

hoopla

Access thousands of digital video, music and audiobook titles for use on your computer, smartphone or tablet with hoopla. All content is available streaming; some content is available to download for offline viewing, via the hoopla app. Read more...

Internet Archive Text Archive

The Internet Archive Text Archive contains more than 2.5 million 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 for more than 500 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, especially humanities and social sciences. Read more...

Literary Reference Center

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This comprehensive database from EBSCOhost provides a broad spectrum 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 eBook 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 is an online literacy resource that 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 is an online literary resource that integrates captivating informational videos with quality non-fiction books. Read more...

TumbleBookCloud

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Formerly known as TumbleReadables, TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of read-along titles for middle and high school students featuring adjustable online text and audio narration on selected tit Read more...

WorldCat (OCLC)

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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

Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device, even without Internet access. Subscribe to magazines to receive alerts when new issues are available. Read more...