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Books and Literature

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Literary Reference Center [1]
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 [2]
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.

Ocean State Libraries EZone [3]
Download free eBooks from your library.

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature [4]
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.

NoveList  [1]
This database is very useful for establishing the order of series, finding novels on a particular theme, read-alikes, and author biographies.

Book Letters [5]
New books, award winning book lists and more. NY Times Fiction Best Sellers [6]  and NY Times Non Fiction Best Sellers [7]

Rhode Island Libraries [8] -
from RI Office of Libraries and Information Services

Amazon [9]
Amazon is a popular online book seller for new and used books, movies and music.

Good Reads [10]
Good Reads is a great place to keep track of what you’ve read and get recommendations from other people.

Fantastic Fiction [11]
This website lists bibliographies for over 30,000 authors.

What’s Next [12]
This site is great for determining what is next in your favorite series and finding new series to try.

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[1] Literary Reference Center: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s8945026

[2] Novels for students: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/ripl13

[3] Ocean State Libraries EZone: http://riezone.lib.overdrive.com

[4] Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature: http://www.oxfordreference.com

[5] Book Letters: http://library.booksite.com/6291

[6] NY Times Fiction Best Sellers: http://library.booksite.com/6291/nl/?list=NLBFH

[7] NY Times Non Fiction Best Sellers: http://library.booksite.com/6291/nl/?list=NLBNFH

[8] Rhode Island Libraries: http://www.olis.ri.gov/libraries/index.php

[9] Amazon: http://www.amazon.com

[10] Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com

[11] Fantastic Fiction: http://www.fantasticfiction.com

[12] What’s Next: http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp

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