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Books and Literature
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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.
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.
Rhode Island Libraries  -
from RI Office of Libraries and Information Services
Amazon is a popular online book seller for new and used books, movies and music.
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.
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URLs in this post:
 Literary Reference Center: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s8945026
 Novels for students: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/ripl13
 Ocean State Libraries EZone: http://riezone.lib.overdrive.com
 Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature: http://www.oxfordreference.com
 Book Letters: http://library.booksite.com/6291
 NY Times Fiction Best Sellers: http://library.booksite.com/6291/nl/?list=NLBFH
 NY Times Non Fiction Best Sellers: http://library.booksite.com/6291/nl/?list=NLBNFH
 Rhode Island Libraries: http://www.olis.ri.gov/libraries/index.php
 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com
 Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com
 Fantastic Fiction: http://www.fantasticfiction.com
 What’s Next: http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp
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