Internet Resources - Authors



Databases

  • BookFlix
    Outside the Library: BookFlix Access from Home
    Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for children in grades PreK-3. It pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks (some in Spanish). It includes read-aloud supports so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words. Specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers.

    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Authors, Children's Literature, Education, Games, Spanish Language
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
    Use this database to find a good book to read and to find lists of award winning titles. See also the Children's Literature homepage for monthly features and author/illustrator interviews.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Children's Literature
  • 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
  • Library & Information Science Source
    Containing English and foreign-language periodicals, journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, library school theses and books, this database encompasses subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. In addition, Library & Information Science Source provides comprehensive coverage of the history of library studies. This database also provides access to author profiles—including information on 5,000 of the most-frequently indexed authors—such as which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles, and in which publications the author has been published.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Education, History, Libraries
  • 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.
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  • Novelist K-8
    Assists readers of children's literature in finding new authors and titles. Find the order of titles written in a series.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Children's Literature

Recommended Websites

  • a.k.a. Also Known As
    Author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, maiden names, pen names, etc.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Indexes, Literature
  • Baen Books
    This science fiction and fantasy publisher is making some of its titles available digitally, including some by well-known authors. About 120 titles are currently available, and new ones are being added regularly. These books can be saved to a PC or sent directly to a Kindle.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literature
  • Free-eBooks.net
    Standard memberships are free and offer unlimited access to e-books in HTML format and access to five e-books every month in PDF or TXT formats. Free-eBooks.net is maintained by a group of bibliophiles whose mission is to promote literacy and share their authors' messages with the world. Titles include fiction, nonfiction, business, and lifestyle; all are by lesser-known authors.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literature
  • Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Collection
    Critical and biographical websites about authors and their works.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literary Criticism, Literature
  • 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
  • Munseys
    Munseys offers 20,000 titles in twelve formats. Titles can be found by searching author, title, or tags, and browsing is available in thirty-nine different categories. Tip: when downloading a title, first click "Select One" to choose the desired format, then click "download."
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literature
  • Reader's Circle
    Reader's Circle is a book club networking site serving the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with listings for local groups, author events, and phone chats. Searching the directory of listings for book clubs and reader's circles is free but requires registration. This resource also offers 189 authors who are available for over-the-phone visits with groups that have selected their book.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Directories, Literature
  • Reading Group Choices
    Reading Group Choices selects books and suggests discussion topics for reading groups.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literary Criticism, Literature
  • Short Story America
    A free home for readers and writers of short stories--a new short story is published every Friday. The mission of the site is "to bring the short story back into the mainstream of American culture, to bring the short story author back to prominence in American literature, and to enhance American students' awareness and education in the art and value of the short story."
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literary Criticism, Literature
  • The Watch (Writers, Artists, and Their Copyright Holders) File
    Find contact information for the copyright holders of authors and artists whose works can be found in libraries and archives across North America and the United Kingdom.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Copyright, Law
  • What's Next Database
    Kent District Library maintains this excellent database that helps search series fiction. It is searchable by book title, series title or author title.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Children's Literature, Literature

Local Links

  • Reader's Link
    Uncover new reading adventures, find long-remembered favorites, and discover award-winning titles. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more. Compiled by SCPL librarians.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literary Criticism, Literature

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