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(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.
This is a great starting point for repertoire lists, composer biographies, recordings and links to other classical music sites.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.
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.
Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Accessible using your Shaker Library card.
This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic.
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(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.