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Books & Literary Criticism

Books & Literary Criticism Research Materials

American Book Prices Current

American Book Prices Current

Use at Home? No

Description: ABPC is an essential tool for buying, selling and evaluating books, serials, autographs, manuscripts, broadsides, maps and documents, based on actual auction prices in the U.S. and abroad.

 

American Book Prices Current will stop publishing in early December 2022.

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Axis360

Axis360

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks, eBooks

Description: Check out audiobooks or eBooks for 14 days to use on your smartphone, tablet, or computer (not compatible with Kindles). Check out our new collection of popular audiobooks in foreign languages that are always available!

 

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TumbleBook Library

Biblioteca TumbleBook

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Descripción: Ciber-libros para ciber-niños.

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Booklist

Booklist

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Book review journal of the American Library Association, connecting library and education workers to the books and resources needed to support and enrich their communities.

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Books in Print

Books in Print

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Search the availability of current books, audio and video in a database of millions of titles. Also contains full text reviews from standard magazines.

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Core Collections

Core Collections

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains six key H. W. Wilson collection development titles – Children’s Core CollectionFiction Core CollectionGraphic Novels Core CollectionMiddle and Junior High Core CollectionPublic Library Core Collection Non-fiction, and Senior High Core Collection in an easily searchable interface.

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Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations.

 

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Gale Literature

Gale Literature

Use at Home? Yes

Description: One-stop shopping for literary assignments and information. Contains criticism, primary sources, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

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Hoopla

Hoopla Digital

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines, Music, Video

Description: Stream or download up to 10 titles per month in a variety of forms. Videos check out for 3 days, Binge Passes and Music for 7 days, eBooks and Audiobooks for 21 days.

 

The library has a daily allotment of checkouts from Hoopla. If you receive a message that the daily limit has been reached, all available checkouts have been used for the day. The next day’s allotment resets at midnight.

 

If you receive an error message from Hoopla about your account settings, please visit the Hoopla settings menu and re-enter your library card number and PIN. If you do not know your PIN, please contact the reference department at 630-584-0076 x1.

 

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WorldCat Discovery

Illinois Libraries Group Catalog

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Use WorldCat Discovery to search the holdings of libraries across the state of Illinois.

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Inkie.org

Inkie.org through Biblioboard

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: eBooks (plus some Audiobooks, Music, and Video)

Description: Always available collection of primarily eBooks, provided for free to everyone in Illinois thanks to the generosity of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries Systems (RAILS). Also includes local collections from other Illinois libraries and PressReader tool to convert your manuscript into eBook format.

 

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Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

Use at Home? Yes

Description: From the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom, keep up to date with news of book bannings and censorship, new policies and reports from the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Freedom to Read Foundation, and read peer-reviewed articles on privacy and intellectual freedom.

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EBSCO

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Coverage back to the mid-1960s makes this the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

 

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Literary Reference Center powered by EBSCOHost

Literary Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes, including thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

 

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NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Search for picture books through chapter books by author, title, series name or subject. Includes helpful educator’s tools.

 

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Fiction and nonfiction guide for all ages. Find read-alike books and authors, book reviews, book group discussion questions and author websites.

 

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OverDrive Libby

OverDrive/Libby/eMediaLibrary

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines

Description: Check out up to 10 eBooks or Audiobooks for up to 3 weeks. Check out an unlimited number of magazines for 3 weeks. Only Kindle-friendly library eBook vendor. Kindle Fire users can access Libby through its website.

 

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Inkie.org

PressBooks through Inkie

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more—all through your library.

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Salem Literature

Salem Literature

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains the series Critical Survey and Masterplots, great resources for plot summaries, author biographies, and outlines of the major themes discussed in literary works.

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Scholastic BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Reinforces core reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration. Includes helpful educator’s tools.

 

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Shakespeare Survey

Shakespeare Survey

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A great resource from Cambridge University Press for students and Shakespeare lovers. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English, and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A collection of animated, talking picture books and puzzles created from existing picture books, Large Print chapter books and classic children’s books. There are also books in Spanish and French.

 

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UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory

UlrichsWeb

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types from around the world.

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WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Locate books, periodicals, computer programs, films, maps, sound recordings, videotapes, dissertations and other formats in thousands of libraries worldwide.

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