Literature Resource Center

Biographical information on over 90,000 current writers, excerpts of criticism of literary works written since 1900, as well as detailed essays on 2,000 Major writers.

Novelist Plus

Use Novelist to find books to read based on other novels you've liked, authors you enjoy, or types of fiction, such as romance or mystery. You can search by author, title, specific types of novels, or even lists of best books.

Books & Authors

Books & Authors brings ease, authority and fun to the
question of “what do I read next?” It is the reader’s
go-to site for everything: book suggestions from
experts, titles, biographies and more. It complements the
browsing habits of today’s Web user, with menus that
easily broaden and narrow searches according to author,
title, character, subject and other criteria.

Oxford English Dictionary

The OED is the definitive record of the English language.

Magillonliterature Plus

This database is composed of approximately 35,000 critical analyses of individual works of literature, 6,500 biographical records, more than 1,000 images, and a glossary of 1,310 literary terms.

Literature & Reading Resources

The Gale Virtual Reference Library offers a wealth of information at your fingertips.


Litfinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 135,000 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 6,400 full-text short stories, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays.

Michigan Authors And Illustrators

A searcheable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations.

Paris Review

Over 50 Years Of Literary Wisdom Rolled Up Into 300+ Writers-at-work Interviews.

Scribner Writers Series

Scribner Writers Online provides original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the globe and from all time periods.

Twayne’s Authors Series

The acclaimed Twayne’s Authors Online series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres.

Worldcat (free Version)

Worldcat contains records for books, web resources and other materials from library catalogs around the world.