American & English Literature Full Text Collections
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The following links are premier databases and resources purchased by the Library or available to you through the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Please note that some premier databases require a library card to access from home.
This is a fully-searchable library of works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, and key secondary sources.Dictionary of Literary Biography
The digital version of the standard literary resource (comprised of three series) for biographical and critical material on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. This is an invaluable source for tracing the work and reputation of an author.Literature Criticism Online
This database presents the complete literary commentary from two major critical reference series--Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC). CLC covers current, active authors or those who died after 1999, while TCLC covers authors 1901--1999.NoveList K-8 Plus
A wonderful reading resource for kids, children's librarians and school media specialists, it has information on over 85,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for kids in the K-8 age range. Special features include 200+ vetted "Grab & Go" booklists , over 850 BookTalks, feature articles on timely topics by industry experts and lists of award winning titles. Results link directly to the library's catalog.NoveList Plus
Helping people find good things to read, this database covers over 161,000 fiction and over 60,000 nonfiction titles for all ages. In addition to finding books by author, title or subject heading you can also search by plots and for read-alikes and other books in series. The big bonus: it's linked to the library's catalog. Salem Literature
Provides online access to several Salem Press literary resources in the Library's print collection, including Critical Surveys of Long Fiction, Magill's Literary Annuals, and Masterplots.
Click here for Home-Remote AccessSomething About the Author Online
The online version of the major reference work on prominent authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. Includes biographical, autobiographical and critical material with an abundance of personal photos.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, including fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles. There are teaching resources, games, puzzles and much, much more to hold the interest of younger readers. Happy tumbling!