Books & Literature

Licensed resources

Academic OneFile

Includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

ArticleFirst

An index that allows you to search for journal articles from over 12,000 journals including the name of the library that owns the title.

Biography In Context

Contains biographical info on over 650,000 international figures from all time periods and areas of study. 

ClasePeriodica

An index of journals, articles, book reviews, technical reports, and more published in over 20 Latin American counties, specializing in science, technology, social sciences, and the humanities.

Ebooks

A list of all eBooks cataloged by OCLC member libraries.

FirstSearch

An online reference tool that provides quality content from WorldCat and other quality, respected databases.

Gale Virtual Reference E-books

Search business & finance reference titles from Gale.

Illinois Catalog

Find records of items in Illinois and libraries worldwide.

Literary Resource Center

In depth literary collection perfect for student or the casual researcher.

Middle Search Plus

Contains full text articles for popular middle school magazines, assigned to Lexile reading level indicators. Find biographies, historical essays, reference books, photos, maps, flags and primary source documents. Designed for middle school students.

Novelist

Find book reviews, discussion guides, plot summaries, and more information about 120,000 fiction titles here!

Novelist K-8

Search authors and titles, find reading recommendations, and connect to curriculum requirements for ages 0 through the teens.

WorldCat

Catalog of books, movies, and other materials in libraries worldwide.

WorldCat Dissertations

Provides access to dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries. Most theses are available, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution.

Websites

Kent District Library's What's Next Database

Find out what book comes next in your favorite series

MGPL Webrary

Web Sites for Book Lovers

Project Gutenberg

40,000 free e-books