Resources for Readers

American and English Literature Databases
Search a number of drama, poetry and literature database collections.

Author Check
Keep track of authors you like and receive email alerts when books by your favorites are added to the library catalog.

Biography Reference Bank
Includes 120,000+ biographies from over 60 reference titles, thousands of biographical magazine articles, and over 32,000 printable images.

Books & Authors
Search for new books to read by author, title, genre, location, character traits and time eras. Create and save your own reading lists and book reviews.

Explora for Public Libraries
Search multiple EBSCO databases for information about arts and literature, business and careers, consumer health, current events, geography and culture, and more.

Literary Reference Center
Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

Literature Resource Center
Extensive reference material for literary study, including: biographical, bibliographical, critical, and contextual information on authors and their works.

New Book Alerts
New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by the library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “check catalog” to place a hold on the item.

NoveList K8 Plus
This resource provides reading suggestions for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Features include: fiction and nonfiction reading lists created for teens and kids, suggested reading lists from similar authors (read-alikes), lists of award-winning books, age limiting tools to ensure appropriate results, and more.

NoveList Plus
This database of reading recommendations is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

The Ohio Digital Library
The Ohio Digital Library is a digital consortium of 179 Ohio libraries. The libraries share a collection of digital media that includes eBooks, audiobooks, music and video with holdings that include over thirty-one thousand copies of more than nineteen thousand individual titles. eBooks in the collection are downloadable in a variety of formats for a number of different devices.

Online Book Clubs
Sign up for thematic online book clubs to receive short selections from featured book titles in your email Inbox each weekday morning. By the end of the week, you will have a head start on a book, which may then be borrowed from the library if the you want to finish the story.

Subscribe to monthly newsletters highlighting a selection of titles from various genres each month. You can also create a personalized newsletter that is tailored to your reading interests.

TumbleBooks are an online collection of read-along, animated titles for children. Hundreds of titles are available through the Tumble Library including:
– Early readers with highlighted text
– Chapter books with suggested reading levels
– Puzzles & games that compliment the selected texts, with lesson plan suggestions for educators
– Selections in English, French and Spanish

Very Short Introductions
Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory. Very Short Introductions online brings together titles from this well-known and established print series, via a highly discoverable and fully searchable platform.