Gale Literary Databases – Complete biographical information on more than 120,000 authors and critical essays on contemporary authors,
Literature Resource Center (Gale) – designed to meet the research needs of undergraduate and high school students. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, and other writers.
netLibrary – Read thousands of e-books online for free. To access netLibrary, users will need to create a free account at any of the PPLS library locations. Once an account has been set up, netLibrary can be accessed from home, school, or office.
Novelist – Helps readers find authors and titles on subjects and themes similar to their favorite works of fiction. The database offers access to over 125,000 titles.
Poetry 180 – A Poem a Day for American High School Students.
Cliffs Notes – 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.
Sparknotes – Created by a group of students at Harvard University, this site has excellent study guides, reference tools, and classic books online – all free!
Literature Map – The tourist map of literature.
Read.gov for Teens – From the Library of Congress, free reading resources to explore such as classic books online and author webcasts.
Project Gutenberg – Trying to make all world literature available for free online.