Books and Literature

Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from books and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.  Literary Reference Center contains plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, poems, short stories, author interviews, and classic texts.

Novels for students
This 16 volume  e-book provides critical overviews of over 200 well-known novels from various cultures and time periods. It includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work’s cultural and historical significance.

Bestsellers   NY Times Fiction    NY Times Non Fiction

Ocean State Libraries EZone
Download free eBooks from your library.

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
This encyclopedia surveys American literature from the 1600s to the present day. The encyclopedia includes 350 essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works, literary movements, periods, and themes.

This database is very useful for establishing the order of series, finding novels on a particular theme, read-alikes, and author biographies.

Book Lists
from East Providence Library

Rhode Island Libraries
from RI Office of Libraries and Information Services

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Good Reads
Good Reads is a great place to keep track of what you’ve read and get recommendations from other people.

Fantastic Fiction
This website lists bibliographies for over 30,000 authors.

What’s Next
This site is great for determining what is next in your favorite series and finding new series to try.