Books & Literature

Research Databases

  • Beanstack

    Discover our favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.

  • Bookflix

    Watch and read along with video storybooks.

  • Contemporary Authors

    Profiles of authors' lives and works.

  • Literature Resource Center

    Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors.

  • Novelist K-8 Plus

    Guide to reading for elementary and middle school students.

  • Novelist Plus

    Search popular fiction and nonfiction titles to find new books to read.

  • Shakespeare for Students

    Essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level.

  • WorldCat

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.


Selected Websites


  • Project Gutenberg

    Public domain downloadable e-books.

  • HathiTrust

    Digitized books from dozens of research institutions. Many of the titles are available in the public domain and can be read online or downloaded from the site.

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