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Library Databases

Electronic resources marked with an asterisk are provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.

 
Bloom's Literature*
In Library | Home Access
Essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world.
    
Gale Virtual Reference Library
In Library | Home Access
An online collection of research titles in the following subject areas:  Biography, Business, Education, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Mulitcultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
 
Literary Reference Center*
In Library | Home Access
Full-text database of ariticles/essays of literary criticisms, plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, book reviews, author biographies and interviews.  Source materials is from literary journals, reference works; and there is text of numerous classics, poems, and short stories.
     
Literature Resource Center
In Library | Home Access
Provides select commentary and criticism about prominent titles and authors.
 
Masterplots
In Library |  Home Access 
Analyzes long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the major literary works.
 

NoveList Plus*
In Library |  Home Access
Fiction plus nonfiction reading suggestions and select reviews of works for all ages.

 
NoveList K-8 Plus*
In Library | Home Access
Reading suggestions for children through 8th grade.
    
Wilson Catalogs
In Library | Home Access
Reading suggestions in fiction and non-fiction for young children to adults covering a broad range of subjects.
 
 

Best of the Web

BookSpot
BookFinder – Search for used books.
Overbooked – A resource for readers.
Librarians' Internet Index – Literature and books.