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Books & Reading

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

Fiction Core Collection

This selective list features classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience, written in or translated into English. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction - old and new- are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns, and romance.

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

Non-Fiction Core Collection

This collection recommends nonfiction and reference books for the general adult audience. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, and catalogers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction titles for adults.

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

Senior High Core Collection

This collection is a selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12 lists review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

Yes

WorldCat

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

Yes