Online Reader Resources


From the Library

Please note: You will need your library card number to access these databases outside the library.

contemporary_lit_criticism_select_lgContemporary Literary Criticism Select  is an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors.  Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works, and sources for further study.

overdriveDigital Media Catalog (OverDrive) The Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive) provides popular audiobooks and eBooks for users to download.

LitResCentLiterature Resource Center Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

novplus_button_200x100NoveList assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.  Use a favorite author or title to locate similar authors and titles of interest.  Readers can also enter words that describe the contents of a book they would like to read, and NoveList retrieves titles that contain these words in the book's subject headings field.  In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites.  NoveList contains materials for all ages.


Newspapers & Articles (Book review search)

academic_onefile_lgAcademic OneFile contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. In addition it contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985.


Boston Globe provides full text access to The Boston Globe - 1980-current.

Historical New York Times provides the full image of articles published from the first issue in 1851 to three years prior to the current year. It includes illustrations and advertisements. The title changed from the New York Daily Times to the New York Times in 1857.


From the Web




Science Fiction/Fantasy