Reading and Literacy

 

Bookpage
Our goal is to recommend the best books for readers of all types, whether you’re interested in literary fiction or romance, history or science fiction, cookbooks or children’s books. We focus on new releases and tailor our reviews for the general reader—the true booklover always on the lookout for the next great read.

Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

 

Gale Literature Resources
Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

LitFinder
Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare’s sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered.

OverDrive
With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library’s digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card and your MRL 4 digit pin number.This publication’s detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.

 

Talking Book and Braille Library
Welcome to the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) website. The TBBL provides large print books, braille books, and books on tape to Indiana residents who are unable to read regular print, because of a visual or a physical disability.

 

Worldcat.org
WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

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