Reference Resources for Literature

NoveList Plus
NoveListDon't know what to read? Start your journey here. Search by author, title, series, plots, or even books like the one you just finished. Browse lists of award winners, lists of genres, and lists based on age. Create and save lists of your own favorites. Find book discussion guides and more.
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Books & Authors
Books & AuthorsHelps answer the classic question, "What do I read next?" with book suggestions from experts, titles, biographies and more. Includes menus that easily broaden and narrow searches according to author, title, character, subject and other criteria.
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Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource CenterFind 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.

KDL's What's Nextâ„¢: Books In Series Database
What's Nextâ„¢: Books In SeriesSearch by book or series title or author to find the next book in a series.
Developed and maintained by the Kent District Library.

DearReaderGet the first few chapters of a book emailed to you weekly. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. Choose from 11 different genres, with new books featured each week.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Literature
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text literature encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.

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