Readers' Resources

Library Databases

Literature Resource Center 
Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers of all disciplines, from all time periods, from around the world.

A fiction database with subject heading access, reviews, annotations and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks and Annotated Book Lists.

NoveList K-8
Covers fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in the classroom. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students. You can access the Learning Center by clicking on its link in the left-hand column of your screen.

Other Useful Links

Book Page
Book reviews, author interviews and book news. The site focuses on best-sellers as well as new discoveries. The site recommends all kinds of books, including literary fiction, romance, history, science fiction, cookbooks and children's books.

Book reviews, feature articles, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, reading group guides, and literary games and contests.

BookBrowser/Barnes & Noble Review
Book Browser from Barnes and Noble allows you to search by subject in many areas, including fiction and nonfiction, and also by audiobook, books in Spanish and large type. Features a daily book review, essays of rediscovery, regular columns and articles covering authors and genres, and a monthly interview.

An online service to help people catalog their books easily. LibraryThing is also a social space, often described as "MySpace for books" or "Facebook for books."  LibraryThing connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth. LibraryThing also makes book recommendations based on the collective intelligence of other libraries.

African American Literature Book Club
Book reviews, discussion boards, author profiles and book news.

Reviews of genre fiction, including mystery, romance, adventure and more. Includes a teen page.

Internet Public Library Online Texts
A wide variety of free, full-text sources for literature on the Web, including classical Chinese texts, classical Greek and Roman literature, poetry, dramatic works, and legends and myth.

Good Reads
Goodreads is a social network for readers.  Members share book recommendations, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.

Reading Group Choices
Selects discussible books and suggests discussion topics for reading groups and book clubs. The company produces a printed guide annually that is distributed nationally to libraries, reading groups, book stores, community book festivals, and individuals.