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.

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.

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.

Gale Literature: Scribner Writers Series

Gale Literature: Scribner Writers 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.

Gale Literature: 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.

Salem Literature

Examine American and international literature, novelists, poets, and short stories, as well as how they relate to their plots and themes.

Michigan Authors And Illustrators

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

Worldcat (free Version)

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

Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text resource that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, and biographies.