Literary Resources

Contemporary Authors
Resource Description

An award winning reference resource that provides biographic details on approximately 112,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Current writers, as well as the most studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors from around the world are featured.

Literary Reference Center
Resource Description

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC includes plot summaries, literary criticism, full text of literary journals and selective classical poems and short stories, author biographies, book reviews, and much more!

NoveList
Resource Description

Suggestions for fiction books you’ll enjoy.  Find plot summaries, background on authors, reviews and questions for book groups, series titles, and match to similar books.  NoveList includes lists of recommended mysteries, horror, romance, adventure and more.

NoveList K-8
Resource Description

Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.