- AbeBooks.com - "World's largest online marketplace
- This site claims to be the world's leading supplier of rare,
used, and hard-to-find books.
- Amazon.com Books
- largest online bookstore.
- American Authors on
the Web - a comprehensive
and up-to-date directory of American authors arranged chronologically
by authors' dates. Also a lengthy list of general literature
- Arts & Letters Daily - Designed to look like a newspaper, this site
is updated six days a week, and has links to articles, essays,
and book reviews focusing on the humanities. Also included are
many links to newspapers, magazines, journals, reviews, and columnists.
- Barnes & Noble - a good place to find book reviews,
bestseller lists, and lists of award winners.
- bibliofind - Bibliofind has combined with Amazon.com
to provide access to millions of rare and out-of-print books.
- Bibliomania - Searchable full-text editions of select classic
works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and reference titles.
The complete plays of Shakespeare are featured.
- Bookfinder.com - Over 50 million new and used, rare
and out-of-print books.
- reviews from the American Library Association.
- BookPage - an online version of the monthly book
newspaper. Book reviews, author interviews, advice for writers
and other book-related news.
- Includes the Publishers Weekly Bestseller Lists with
links to reviews. Also provides indexes to publishers and booksellers
on the Web.
- Children's Literature - excellent guide to resources related
to books for children and teens.
- Citation Style Guides -A nicely annotated page of links to
various styles for citing both electronic and print sources.
Includes MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, Lexis/Nexis, and more.
- Free full-text of almost all Cliff's Notes study guides for
literature. Includes chapter and character analyses, critical
essays, and study help.
- eBook Collection
(formerly netLibrary) - this collection of e-books (electronic
versions of printed books) includes popular interest areas such
as computer how-to, reference, travel and personal finance. Available
to Duluth Public Library and Arrowhead Library System cardholders.
- Encyclopedia Mythica - "An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore,
legends, and more."
- Fagan Find: Quotations and Proverbs Search - Search over 50 different quotation
- Fantastic Fiction
- this British site has lists of books by over 25,000 authors.
Great for finding out the order of books in a series.
- Gale's Literary Index - A master index to every literary series
published by Gale, including Contemporary Authors and
Contemporary Literary Criticism. It combines and cross
references more than 130,000 author names and over 140,000 titles
into one source.
- Inter-play - An index to plays in collections, anthologies,
and periodicals from the late 19th century through the current
Book List - A comprehensive
and easily accessible database of information about books in
a variety of genres. Search by title, genre, author, series,
- Literary Criticism
- This collection contains critical and biographical web sites
about authors and their works that can be browsed by author,
title, nationality, or literary period.
- Minnesota Authors
on the Web -A database
providing biographical sketches of 36 past and present Minnesota
- Minnesota Writers Hall of Fame - recognizes Minnesota writers, both
past and present, whose work distills the essence of our statethe
people, the land, and the spirit of Minnesota. A project of the
Minnesota Book Awards.
- search this statewide virtual library that links you to all
of Minnesota public and academic libraries' catalogs, magazine
and newspaper databases, and more. Use MnLink to request items
not owned by the Duluth Public Library. How
to use MnLink.
- look for recommendations of books to read, by matching favorite
authors or plots or by browsing lists of subjects and awards.
Available to Duluth Public Library cardholders.
- Oprah's Book Club - Information about the current Oprah
book and its author, plus a list of and information about all
of the past selections.
- PinkMonkey.com - Over 300 literature summaries (by chapter),
which include 109 Barron's Booknotes and over 200 MonkeyNotes
booknotes. Also includes a digital library of around 2,000 classic
texts. Registration is required, but it's free.
- Poetry Archives - Search over 3600 full-text, non-copyrighted,
classical poems from 140 poets.
- Browse lists of Quotations by Topic, Literary Quotations, Humorous
Quotations, and Random Quotations or search for a specific quote.
- A collection of nearly 14,000 quotations that are searchable
by title, author, quote, or exact words.
- Simpson's Contemporary Quotations - A searchable edition of the 1988 print
edition, with over 10,000 quotes from over 4,000 sources.
- Sparknotes - Free access to online study guides
in the areas of literature, the arts, and science.
- Stop, You're Killing Me! - A great site for mystery lovers. Search for
mysteries by author or series character and get information about
the author, and chronological lists of their books.
- "The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more
than 70 million bibliographic records." Includes holdings
information from the world's libraries.Part of ELM/Electronic
Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of
- Zuzu's Petals Literary Resource - Over 10,000 organized links to helpful
resources for writers, artists, performers, and researchers.
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