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Databases & Guides

Name Description Use At Home?

American Book Prices Current

ABPC is an essential tool for buying, selling and evaluating books, serials, autographs, manuscripts, broadsides, maps and documents, based on actual auction prices in the U.S. and abroad.

No

Artemis Literary Sources

One-stop shopping for literary assignments and information. Contains criticism, primary sources, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

Yes

Booklist Online

Book reviews and features from the American Library Association.

No

Books in Print

Search the availability of current books, audio and video in a database of millions of titles. Also contains full text reviews from standard magazines.

Yes

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database(CLCD)

An online database with over 400,000 reviews and links to parent and teacher resources, and more. NOTE: Click on the “Subscriber Login” button at the top-left to begin search.

Yes

Core Collections Complete

Contains six key H. W. Wilson collection development titles - Children's Core CollectionFiction Core Collection, Graphic Novels Core CollectionMiddle and Junior High Core CollectionPublic Library Core Collection Non-fiction, and Senior High Core Collection in an easily searchable interface

Yes

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Coverage back to the mid-1960s makes this the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Yes

Literature Online

Provides summaries and criticism of books, as well as literary periods, genres, and movements. Includes author biographies.

Yes

NoveList Plus

Fiction and nonfiction guide for all ages. Find read-alike books and authors, book reviews, book group discussion questions and author websites.

Yes

Salem Press Literature

Contains the series Critical Survey and Masterplots, great resources for plot summaries, author biographies, and outlines of the major themes discussed in literary works

Yes

WorldCat

Locate books, periodicals, computer programs, films, maps, sound recordings, videotapes and other formats in thousands of libraries worldwide.

Yes