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Books in Print
Search the marketplace of in print, out of print, or forthcoming books, ebooks, audiobooks, and videos. Find reviews, tables of contents, full-text previews, cover images, author biographies, awards information, annotations, and publisher contact information. Details

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Covers authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers and playwrights. Content includes biographical data, awards, bibliographies, a descriptive overview, images and reviews. DLB Yearbook offers literary events year by year. Details

MasterFILE Premier
Topics include business, health, education, and general science. Content includes full-text periodical articles, general reference books, primary sources, photos, and maps. Coverage back to 1975. Details

Gale Literature Archive
Cross-search two or more of Gale's literature archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online. Details

Literature Criticism Online
Extensive compilation of literary commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals. Includes content from the following print series: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Literary Criticism, and Children's Literature Review. Details

Literature Resource Center
Provides biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Topics covered include English, Modern Languages, Ancient History and Classics, Women's Studies, and Cultural Studies. Coverage goes back to 1400. Details

NoveList Plus
Search for descriptions of fiction and nonfiction titles. Find author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and reviews. Details

International coverage goes back to the 9th Century. Indexes poems, short stories, essays, speeches, plays, biographies, work summaries, and photographs. Content consists of full-text, citations, or abstracts. Details

Salem Literature
Using the Magill's Literary Annual series, covers fiction and nonfiction. Includes classic and current criticism, original analysis, biographical information, photographs. Details

Something about the Author
Articles and images detailing the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Details

Student Resources in Context
Subjects include biography, literature, history, science, and multiculturalism. Includes full-text magazine and newspaper articles, primary documents, topical essays, biographies, critical analyses, timelines, photos and maps. Details

A catalog of material held in libraries worldwide. A good source for identifying items for interlibrary loan requests. Details

  RITA Awards

Scholastic Book Wizard
Find Guided Reading Level, Grade Level Equivalent and Lexile Score for children's books.

Man Booker Prize

Browse for information about Greek mythology, including Olympian gods, lesser gods and heroes. Also offers a picture gallery and mythology game.


This 'Web site for ravenous readers' offers annotated book lists on many nonfiction and fiction topics, book reviews, and links to other great reading websites.

Book reviews and author interviews.

Free online literature study guides, also includes guides for several other subjects.

New York Times: Book Reviews
Search book reviews since 1981.

Literary Criticism Collection
Includes critical and biographical Web sites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. Also includes links to other sources on the web.

Star Tribune Book Reviews
Recent reviews in the Star Tribune.

BookSpot: Book Reviews
Links to several online book review sites.

Minnesota Authors & Illustrators
Directory of authors and illustrators who present programs.

Yahoo! Directory: Literature/Authors
Browse categories or search for authors' websites, interviews, and more.

See Books into Movies list, plus author bios and new  books.

Librarians' Index to the Internet: Book Reviews
Extensive links to book review sites on the Web.

Powell' - Award Winners
Recent and past winners of major literary awards.

Children's Literature Network
Connecting writers and readers through events, author information, and featured books.

Talking Volumes
Multimedia regional book club sponsored by the Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, and the Loft.

African American Literature Book Club
Book reviews, author profiles, discussion groups, and more. The Black Book Review Online
Reviews, interviews, bestseller lists, and recommended reading.

Fiction Addiction
Resources for readers and writers of fiction. Includes tips for writers, writing tools, author discussions and interviews, book reviews.

litblog co-op
Links to several literary weblogs, "uniting the leading literary weblogs for the purpose of drawing attention to the best of contemporary fiction, authors and presses."

Poetry Daily
A new poem and poet are featured daily. Poetry news, reviews, and interviews.

Rain Taxi
Local quarterly review of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, emphasizing "works that push the boundaries of language, narrative, and genre."

Writer's Digest
Tips and other resources for writers.

ACQWeb's Directory of Book Reviews on the Web
A megasite with links to book review sources organized into categories, such as General Review Sites, Children's and YA Books, Literature and Fiction, and various subject areas.

Free online literature study guides, also includes guides for several other subjects.

University of Minnesota's literary journal of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Parent's Choice
A non-profit guide to quality children's books, DVDs, magazines and more.

Cooperative Children's Book Center
Comprehensive children's lit guide from the U-Wisconsin.

Pulitzer Prizes

Poetry Foundation
Lots of resources for poets and those interested in poetry. Includes podcasts, videos, events and awards and even a poem-finding tool.

Author Name Pronunciation Guide
Listen to authors and illustrators introduce themselves.

Open Book
Minnesota's center for reading, writing and book arts.

Used Book Search
Search for used books by country or around the world.

Children's Book Council
Non-profit trade association for children’s book publishers.

Loft Literary Center
Classes, programs and many services for readers and writers.

New Pages Guide to Review Sources
An extensive listing of online book review sites, with an emphasis on the alternative press and a long list of links to daily newspaper review sections.

Arts & Letters Daily
News and reviews in the following subjects: philosophy, aesthetics, literature, language trends, breakthroughs, ideas, criticism, culture, history, music, disputes, and gossip. Updated daily.
Poem database, information on poets, poetry awards, poetry almanac, and writers' resources.
Poem database, information on poets, poetry awards, poetry almanac, and writers' resources.

Book-industry resource, with book reviews, author biographies, industry statistics and links to booksellers, libraries and agents.

National Book Awards

Minnesota Book Publishers' Roundtable
Membership directory of publishers located in Minnesota.

Your Old Books
Questions and answers about collecting older books and determining their value.

Children's Books in Series
A comprehensive wiki listing books in series, maintained by librarians.

Minnesota Authors and Illustrators [pdf]
An extensive list from Rochester Public Library.

Minnesota Book Awards
Welcome to It's a site for writers, with links to literary and alternative magazines; writer's resources, such as conferences, writing programs and contests; bookstores and publishers.

Poets & Writers
Online tools for writers, grant opportunities, discussion forums, and more.

You Can Write
For non-fiction writers: lots on information on publishing, writing query letters and book proposals, finding an agent and dealing with copyright issues.

Greek Mythology Link
Wide-ranging information about Greek mythology. Offers biographies, dictionaries, maps and images.

Columbia Journalism Review
Online journal offering a wide range of information on the journalism field. Includes reporting, analysis, criticism and commentary.

Mystery Award Winners

Science Fiction & Fantasy Award Winners

Share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors.

A destination for writers to improve their craft; a haven for readers to geek out about books; and a platform to kickstart your writing goals.

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