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Books & Literature

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Research databases by subject or A-Z by title.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

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

First Search

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

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.

Literary Resources

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

Literature Criticism Online

Modern and historical articles about authors and their works.


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


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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. (App available)

NoveList® Plus K-8

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

Something About the Author

Authors and illustrators of books for children and teens.

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