Books & Literature

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    • Books & Authors  

      Discover new books and authors. Search by favorite genre (mystery, romance, and more) or author. Find what’s new and what’s coming soon, recommended books picked by librarians, and write your own reviews.

    • Contemporary Novelists  

      Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.

    • Contemporary Poets  

      Biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world’s most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition.

    • Explora  

      Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library   (Library Use Only)

      Provides full-text of Drama for Students, Epics for Students, Literary Movements for Students, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students, Nonfiction Classics for Students, Novel for Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Short Stories for Students.

    • Literary Reference Center  

      Full text of literary journals and literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

    • Novelist Plus  

      Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy.

    • Very Short Introductions  

      Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.