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Literature

  • Literature
    • Authors / Criticisms
      • A very useful resource on literature by women, searchable by name, country, date or ethnicity, The site include many complete books on-line.
      • Free online access to the full text content of 180 literature guides. Students can ask a question to get started on an assignment through the interactive site “Ask Cliffs” and get an online answer.
      • A comprehensive collection of sites covering all aspects of English Literature.
      • A compiled bibliography of Native American authors searchable by name, title and tribe. For may authors, biographical information, interviews, online texts and tribal websites are included.
      • Online study guides similar to Cliff Note. Great source for students.
      • A Collection of information about Victorian authors and the society they lived in.

    • Booklists & Book Review
      • Online version of the book review magazine.
      • The guide for avid reviews with fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and much more.
      • Get book recommendations, keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read, form a book club, answer book trivia, collect your favorite quotes.
      • Major library review publication.
      • Partnership between Las Comadres and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to promote reading of Latino authors. Membership is open to everyone. Most books are also available in Spanish.

      • National public library staff picks list of the monthly ten most recommended titles.  The focus is on adult publications, and the previous months are archived on the site.

      • The most recent week of book reviews in the Times. There is also access to the on-line book reviews, and a handy calendar of local literary events.

      • Reviews of new mysteries, arranged by sub-genre (such as police procedurals), as well as interviews with popular authors and a list of addresses you can write them at.
      • The preeminent literary review journal, available full-text back to 1996.
      • The most recent week of the world's most popular book review, archived back to 1996.

      • What is Oprah reading? Find out here or exchange opinions with other bibliophiles.

      • Resources and selections for lively book discussions.
      • Multiple online professional reviews of recently released books.
      • Reviews of new romance novels, arranged by sub-genre (such as historical romances), as well as interviews with popular authors and a list of addresses you can write to them at.
      • Site for Science Fiction and Fantasy fans.
    • General
      • An excellent hotlist of book-related resources, including discussion groups, authors, bookstores with price comparisons, bestseller lists, prizes, publishers, on-line texts, and more.
      • Online holdings of books, videos, audio, maps, and other materials held by libraries in California, provided by OCLC.
      • Search the catalogues of the Library of Congress, which contain almost 12 million items and 5 million authority records ( the names all types of authors.)
      • Over 17,000 libraries and 5,000 publishers catalogues. You can search by the library's name or geographic location.

      • Register and agree to terms to browse Literary Market Place, and gain limited free access to trade services and resources, and basic information on publishers and literary agents worldwide.
    • Grammar, Writing, & Style
    • Literary Awards
    • Online Bookstores
      • A distributor of new and used books and other goods, searchable by author, title, or subject. Many books include the cover illustration and reviews.

      • A distributor and book dealer, similar to Amazon. Many books have links to outside reviews and author interviews.

      • A network of independent bookstores, with many books and reviews by local booksellers.
      • Chegg.com offers options to rent textbooks, buy textbooks (new & used), or sell back used textbooks.

      • A major retailer of new and used books, which offers free shipping on books orders, as well as synopses and reviews of many books the store staff.
      • A one-stop resources for buying, selling and renting textbooks, study guides and practice tests.

    • Online Texts
      • Full-text documents in English literature, American Literature, and Western Philosophy, with a searchable index. It is also possible to search within the texts themselves.
      • An amazing collection of on-line classics, including literature, non-fiction, poetry, and reference.
      • Provides Open-Access scholarly publishing services to the University of California and delivers a research platform to scholars worldwide in print, eBooks, journals, working papers, previously published papers and conferences.  Powered by the California Digital Library.

      • Over 2,100 publicly-available ebooks, including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children’s literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, the Bible, and more.  Downloadable for the Microsoft Reader and the Palm Reader.
      • Download full copies of out-of-copyright books from a variety of public domain titles.
      • HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

      • A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music.
      • Over 19,000 titles arranged by author, title, or Dewey Decimal number.
      • The original site for on-line texts, Project Gutenberg is still on the cutting edge with over 10,000 classics, including many international titles.
      • Access to over 15,000 free self-published downloadable eBooks by Indie authors.  Click on "Free" at the top of the page to list only free titles.

    • Out of Print Books
      • A network of used bookstores, listing over 28 million titles for sale.
      • Another network of used bookstores and rare book dealers, which includes free shipping on larger orders and special services for librarians and collectors.

      • Used, textbooks, rare, and out-of-print books from a global network of independent booksellers.
      • A comprehensive book search engine that includes 30,000 new and used book dealers and databases to find over 50 million new, used, rare, and out of print books

      • Search multiple sites to verify and locate old, rare, and out-of-print books.

    • Poetry
      • The official society for American poetry, including a large collection of poems, information about authors, an events calendar, and even audio version of famous poems.
      • Searchable archive of pre-1920 American poetry.
      • A major collection and hotlist of contemporary poetry, including authors, poems, publishers, magazines and online e-zines.
      • A review and calendar of poetry events for California.

    • Quotations

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