eBooks and Literature

Books and Literature
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OverDrive_Logo-1024x267OverDrive provides eBooks and digital audiobooks to enjoy through online streaming or download.
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RBdigital - offers free audiobooks and magazines to download.
texsharenewpoetrylogo20th Century Poetry Collections - A comprehensive collection of copyrighted twentieth-century poetry, this database covers more than 316 of the most important and studied American poets and over 280 English poets.
texsharenewbookreviewdigestBook Review Digest Plus - This essential library tool provides access to more than 900,000 citable book reviews on a wide range of topics, including extensive coverage of books for children and teens. Reviews are pulled from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines, with coverage dating back to 1981.
texsharenewcredo logoCredo is the ultimate general reference resource for researchers at any level. Includes books of quotations, encyclopedias of literature, dictionaries of slang and symbols, and more.
texsharenewEssayGeneralLitIndex_Masthead_WebEssay and General Literature Index - Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.
texsharenewhumanitieslogoHumanities Full-text - Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more.
texsharenewLiteraryReferenceCenter-BannerLiterary Reference Center - This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.
texsharenewplaylogoPlay Index - Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.
texsharenewshortstorylogoShort Story Index - Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.
texsharenewfirstsearchlogoFirstSearch - The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million bibliographic records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages, and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books.  
MCPL Libraries logonovelistlogoNoveList - Need help deciding what to read next?  Love an author and want to find more books that are similar?  Genre lists, reviews, and other suggestions are offered here.
texsharenewEbook_CentralProQuest eBook Central - More than 122,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and downloading. Covers Fiction, Journalism, Language/Linguistics, Literature, and Publishing.
texsharenewTBlogo_horizTeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The database includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the Kindergarten through 12 environment.
no librarycard newarchive-cardInternet Archive - nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.
no librarycard newwpdl_service_gutenberg_banner_01Project Gutenberg - offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books to download or read online. 
no librarycard newGoogle_Book_Search_Beta_logoGoogle Books - over 25 million scanned books, with thousands of books available for free download or online reading.
no librarycard new1200px-HathiTrust_logoHathiTrust Digital Library - Millions of titles digitized from libraries from around the world.
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baen logotransSmallBaen Free Library - 70 free downloadable eBooks from Fantasy and Science Fiction publisher Baen.


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