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  • about:books

    Search for author, title, subject... anything about books

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  • All Music Guide

    Explore the music world by genre, country, instruments or themes. New releases, reissues, compilations, and more complement the site. 

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  • American and English Full Text Literature Collections 

    (Chadwyck-Healey Ltd.) -- A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, and key secondary sources.

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  • Books & Authors 

    Books & Authors offers ways to discover new books and authors. You can search by your favorite genre (mystery, romance, and more) or author. You can also find out what`s new and what`s coming soon. Review recommended books picked by librarians and write your own reviews and assign ratings.

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  • Classical Net

    This is a great starting point for repertoire lists, composer biographies, recordings and links to other classical music sites.

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  • Contemporary Novelists 

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.

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  • Contemporary Poets 

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Provides biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world`s most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition. Entries include personal and career information, addresses, a detailed bibliography, a list of further reading sources, and more. Each entry also includes a signed critical essay covering each poet`s career and works, written by an expert in the field.

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  • Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

    Use this comprehensive site to research movies by title, plot, cast, filming location or other pertinent details. Links to reviews, fan sites and movie industry statistics are also provided. 

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  • Literary Reference Center 

    This respected literary reference contains the full text of literary journals, plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Use it to research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest, or to learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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  • Literature Resource Center 

    (The Gale Group) -- Access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers. Coverage of 2,000 of the most studied authors. Searchable by author name, title, genre, literary movement or literary theme. Combines Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and more.

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  • Nonfiction Classics for Students 

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Provides in-depth literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs in a streamlined, easy-to-use format. Covering 15-20 works per volume, this reference series gives high school and undergraduate students an ideal starting point for class assignments, term papers, and special projects.

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  • Novelist K-8 Plus 

    Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and nonfiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

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  • Novelist Plus 

    Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and nonfiction books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

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  • Readers’ Advisor Online

    Even more recommended reading ideas from noted experts. It is authoritative, easy to use, frequently updated, also covers nonfiction reading interests too.

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  • VideoETA

    Search by title or date to find the theatrical and video release dates for your favorite films. 

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  • WorldCat 

    (OCLC) -- The world`s most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th century. Includes holdings information from the world`s libraries.

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