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  • American Book Prices Current | (ABPC)
    Accessible only in the Main Library on an Internet computer
    Auction records for books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, and broadsides sold in the US, UK, and other parts of Europe, from September 1975-present. See also Rare Book Hub Sept 1975-present
  • BookFlix | (Scholastic)
    Online early literacy resource that combines storybooks with video. For pre-kindergartners to third graders.
  • Books in Print | (R.R. Bowker)
    International publication information on books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video titles. Includes Spanish Books in Print, 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 & eAudiobooks from Axis 360 | (Baker & Taylor)
    Bestselling titles and collections for children and teens. Use the Axis 360 all-in-one app for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire devices; or read or listen to content in a web browser.
  • eBooks & eAudiobooks from OverDrive
    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 use the Libby app to get started quickly.
  • Enki eBooks | (Califa)
    Created by Califa and Bay Area libraries, this eBooks collection contains titles for children and adults, and self-published works from Smashwords. 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
    Accommodates 40 simultaneous users. Usage of this resource will be high at the start of the academic year.
    Instant online access to current eBooks covering technology, business, creative, and digital media. FULL TEXT Current
  • Skillport 8i | (Skillsoft)
    More than 13,500 full-text technology and business eBooks from 210 publishers, plus 25,000 IT & Desktop Video tutorials from industry experts. (Formerly Books24x7)
  • WorldCat FirstSearch | (OCLC)
    A catalog of books, periodicals, online resources and other materials in libraries worldwide. Interface available in both English and Spanish. 1000 BC - present