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Books & Literature

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Research databases by subject or A-Z by title.
Biography in Context

Full text biographies from reference sources and articles from magazines.


Use our catalog to search for all materials in the Glenview Public Library and our consortium.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Biographical and critical essays of the world’s most influential literary figures.

E-Journal Index

Index of full-text electronic magazines, journals and newspapers available through the Library’s databases.

First Search

Access to multiple databases for articles and publications in business, management, science, humanities, education, health and medicine.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subjects.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Online reference books on multiple topics.

Illinois Statewide Catalog

Catalog of materials for libraries throughout the state.

Literary Index

Index to all Gale print literature publications.

Literature Criticism Online

Modern and historical articles about authors and their works.

Literary Resources

Literary criticism, primary sources, poems, short stories, speeches, plays, biographies, reviews, analysis and overviews of world literature for all time periods.


Stories, poems, plays, speeches and essays searchable by genre, subject, or author.


E-newsletters for book suggestions by email; sign up for one or more.

NoveList® Plus

Find authors, titles, genres or “read-a-likes”. Book titles for all ages with reviews, reader comments, book discussion guides and links to author websites. (Library app available)

NoveList® Plus K-8

Reading recommendations for grades K-8. Contains lexile reading level and reading tips for parents and teachers.

Reference Library

Online reference books and encyclopedias on multiple topics. (Library app available)

Something About the Author

Authors and illustrators of books for children and teens.

TumbleBook Library

Animated talking picture books with puzzles and games. Also available in Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese. iPad compatible; preschool-grade 5.

Search for books and other materials in libraries in the United States and throughout the world. (Library app available)

Please email the Reference Services Staff
call 847-729-7500 x 7700, or visit the Reference Desk for database assistance.