English (Literature)

PPLS Databases:

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.

Websites:

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.

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