Internet Resources - Literature



Databases

  • 3M Cloud Library
    Browse and check out popular titles from the library, and use the 3M Cloud Library PC Software to transfer e-books to your e-reader. The 3M Cloud Library automatically syncs to all your devices that have the 3M Cloud Library App downloaded to them. You can start reading on your iPad and continue later while waiting some where and reading from your phone - right where you've left off.
    Browse related subjects: Literature
  • Access Video On Demand
    Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Business, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Recreation, Religion, Travel
  • enki Library
    The enki Library is a shared open source eBook Network that allows California libraries to own and store eBooks for access by library patrons. eBooks are available in PDF and EPUB formats with your Adobe ID. Content is currently focused on smaller and independent publishers. It includes fiction, biography, health cooking & craft, and more -- see the Advanced Search for a list of included subjects.
    Browse related subjects: Children's Literature, Cooking, Crafts, Education
  • eSequels.com
    Like the book Sequels, first published by ALA in 1982, this database aims to include the best, most enduring, and most popular novels in series that might appeal to today's adult readers. eSequels lists the most popular series so you can discover a new author or rediscover an enjoyable series of years past. It indexes character, location and subject as well as author and title so you can identify a series that you may recall only vaguely, and gives brief annotations that describe each title without "giving away" any surprise endings. eSequels indexes U.S. and British series novels and European series that have been translated into English. Note:You will need to enter your library card number on the eSequels.com website to use the service.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literature
  • hoopla
    hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, audiobooks, and music. Items are available for streaming or temporary download on your computer, smart phone or tablet. Thousands of titles are available. Sign up with your email address, then use your library card number and pin to check them out.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Movies, Music, Soundtracks, Television
  • Literature Resources (Gale)
    Literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works--all searchable at the same time and returned in lists organized according to the type of research needs they serve.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literary Criticism, Literature, Poetry
  • Novelist
    Assists readers in finding new authors and titles. Find the order of titles written in a series.
    Browse related subjects: Authors
  • OneClickdigital
    The OneClickdigital collection includes Recorded Books exclusive/subscriptions titles -- over 3200 audiobooks for adults and 1300 for kids, as well as 100 Spanish titles. It also includes distributed titles by major audio publishers, based on patron and library requests. OneClickdigital also has an eBook collection of classical literature and popular titles available with Adobe Digital Editions. The service is PC and Mac compatible as well as is iPod and iPhone compatible. The OneClickdigital mobile app is available via the iTunes App Store. You'll need your library card number and pin to access the service from outside the library.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Literature
  • Overdrive
    The library makes ebooks and downloadable audiobooks available from OverDrive/Northern California Digital Library. The collection contains over 3000 audiobooks and over 2000 ebooks. Items are available for download with the use of Overdrive software. The collection is PC and Mac compatible as well as iPod compatible. You'll need your library card number and pin to access the service from outside the library.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Literature

Recommended Websites

  • a.k.a. Also Known As
    Author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, maiden names, pen names, etc.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Indexes, Literature
  • American Rhetoric
    Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
    Browse related subjects: Speeches
  • Bartleby Library
    Searchable collection of American and English literary works, including reference, verse, fiction and nonfiction. Also includes several sources for quotations.
    Browse related subjects: Dictionaries, Indexes, Literature, Quotations
  • Creating a Bibliography for Your Report
    Suggested format for bibliographies for students in grades 5-12 by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Youth Services Department.
    Browse related subjects: Style Manuals
  • Inter-Play
    Indexes plays in collections, anthologies and periodicals owned by Portland State University. Searchable by author, title. Gives author, title, collection title, publisher, year title.
    Browse related subjects: Indexes, Plays
  • Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Collection
    Critical and biographical websites about authors and their works.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literary Criticism, Literature
  • Karla's Guide to Citation Style Guides
    Links to various style guides for citing electronic and other sources: the Modern Language Association (MLA), the American Psychological Association (APA), The Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, etc.
    Browse related subjects: Style Manuals
  • LifeQuotesLib.com
    A library of quotations, where you can find more than more than 36,000 quotations from over 6,000 famous people. Read the most brilliant and smartest things ever said.
    Browse related subjects: Actors, Authors, Literature, People, Quotations
  • LitLinks
    A guide to the best literary sites online for both classic and contemporary authors.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literary Criticism, Literature
  • Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature
    Comprehensive anthology and critical guide to English literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Seventeenth Century, Restoration, and Eighteenth Century.
    Browse related subjects: Literary Criticism, Literature
  • PlayFinder
    From Dramatist Play Service, Inc.; database of its stock; searchable by author, title keyword, cast; gives plot and brief quotations from reviews.
    Browse related subjects: Indexes, Plays
  • Poetry Tool
    Only one part of the Poetry Foundation's excellent website, Poetry Tool offers entry to thousands of poems, poets, and articles from Poetry magazine.
    Browse related subjects: Literature, Poetry
  • Project Gutenberg
    A library of over 20,000 free books whose copyright has expired in the United States.
    Browse related subjects: Literature
  • Short Story Index
    Indexes the short story collections in the Los Angeles Public Library. Searchable by author or story title. Give author and title of the collection (no publisher or date.)
    Browse related subjects: Indexes
  • Voice of the Shuttle
    Extensive network of links to many areas in the humanities, including author home pages, journals, and literary criticism.
    Browse related subjects: Literary Criticism, Literature
  • What's Next Database
    The What's Nextâ„¢: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. (A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.) This database is developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library.
    Browse related subjects: Indexes, Libraries, Literature

Local Links

  • Poetry Santa Cruz
    Dedicated to nurturing the poetry community and bringing poetry to the larger community, Poetry Santa Cruz presents poetry readings and provides information on other poetry-related events in the area.
    Browse related subjects: Poetry, Santa Cruz County

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* Latitude: 36.59 N
* Longitude: 122.02 W
* Area: 13.3 sq. miles
* Elevation: 20 ft. above sea level

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