Articles and Databases - Books & Literature

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  • American Book Prices Current | (ABPC)
    Accessible only in the Main Library
    American Book Prices Current is a database of auction records for books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, and broadsides sold in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, from September 1975-present. Each record gives title, format, date of publication, edition, limitation (number of copies printed), and price of sale. The database is updated every month. Please read ABPC’s homepage for more information. Sept 1975-present
  • Books in Print | (R.R. Bowker)
    International publication information on books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video titles. Includes Spanish Books in Print. Now includes Fiction Connection and Non-Fiction Connection Current
  • eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) | (EBSCO)
    Thousands of ebooks covering business, technology, and other non-fiction subjects. FULL TEXT 1955 - present
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks from Axis 360 | (Baker & Taylor)
    Features a wide selection of adult bestsellers, nonfiction titles, and collections for children and teens. Locate and access eBooks and eAudiobooks directly from the Axis 360 all-in-one mobile app for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire devices. A Windows Desktop Reader app is also available.
  • eBooks, eAudiobooks, & Video | (OverDrive)
    Offers thousands of adult bestsellers, nonfiction titles, and collections for children and teens. Titles are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and French. Read or listen to content in your web browser or download eBooks and eAudiobooks onto your Kindle, iPhone/iPad, and Android mobile devices.
  • Enki eBooks | (Califa)
    Enki is an ebook platform created by Califa and Bay Area libraries by working directly with a variety of publishers. The collection contains fiction and non-fiction titles for children and adults, and includes self-published titles from Smashwords. Checkout and read online or download to devices compatible with the EPUB format. Not compatible with Kindle eReaders.
  • LibraryAware | (EBSCO)
    Sign up to receive reading suggestions on a variety of topics in regularly e-mailed newsletters.
  • Literature Criticism Online | (Gale)
    An extensive compilation of literary commentary that represents a wide range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras & genres. The database consists of the complete back files & current volumes of 8 titles: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Shakespearean Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism. FULL TEXT
  • Literature Resource Center | (Gale)
    Biographies, articles, criticism, overviews, glossary, and more on writers and literature. FULL TEXT
  • NoveList | (EBSCO)
    Guide to suggested reading for all ages with reviews and other features. FULL TEXT
  • ProceedingsFirst | (FirstSearch)
    Index to worldwide conference proceedings. 1993 - present
  • Rare Book Hub
    Database of rare, antiquarian, and collectible books and related ephemeral material – manuscripts, letters, maps, posters, broadsides, photographs, and prints (works on paper).
  • Safari Tech Books Online
    Instant online access to current eBooks covering technology, business, creative, and digital media. Accommodates 40 simultaneous users. FULL TEXT Current
  • WorldCat | (FirstSearch)
    A catalog of books, periodicals, online resources and other materials in libraries worldwide. Interface available in both English and Spanish. 1000 BC - present
  • Znanium eLibrary System (in Russian) | (Academus Publishing)
    Russian eBooks (academic titles, textbooks, literary classics) and journal articles published by INFRA-M Academic Publishing Center 5/2/2017: This resource is temporarily offline. We are currently working to restore access.
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