Resources: Books, Art & Literature


Books, Arts & Literature

  • About:Books
    What is it? Everything you want to know about books & authors. For more information, view this Ten Minute Tutor from the State Library of Ohio.
    Why use it? It is THE place to find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, specific settings, specific genres, book publishing, and purchasing, series information, book reviews, and more!
  • American and English full text literature collections
    What is it? Electronic books of American and English literature – poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible – originally published in print – produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.
    Why use it? Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare’s work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.
  • Literary Reference Center | EBSCOhost
    What is it? Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.
    Why use it? Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.