Reading & Literature

Literati Public

A core collection of over 3 million full-text entries in subjects such as health, history, literature, languages, technoogy, and science.  Includes over 500,000 images, audio and video clips.

Availability: 
All branches
Availability: 
Remote

Books & Authors

Designed for book groups and individual readers to enhance the experience of the book they are reading, dig deeper into its themes and origins, or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work. Easy-to-follow menus allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. An "if you like" search connects readers to themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Availability: 
All branches
Availability: 
Remote

eSequels

eSequels lists the most popular series so you can discover a new author or rediscover an enjoyable series of years past.  Indexes by character, location, subject, author, and title so you can identify a series that you may recall only vaguely. See forthcoming series novels here. Read about this database in depth in this article

Availability: 
All branches
Availability: 
Remote
Support Number: 
(508) 896-8030

Worldcat

 Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

Availability: 
All branches
Availability: 
Remote

Literature Resource Center

 Biographies, lists of authors' works, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Search by author name, title, genre, literary movement or literary themes.

Availability: 
All branches
Availability: 
Remote

JSTOR

Academic journal articles covering most disciplines, including arts, history, humanities, science, medicine, and law.

Availability: 
All branches
Availability: 
Remote

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

Biographical/critical introductions, listing of principal works, and sources for further study on contemporary authors. 

Availability: 
All branches
Availability: 
Remote