Resource Topic: books, reading and literature

Books and Authors

Explore endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Gale Literary Sources

This combination search is the easiest way to find biographies, criticism, primary source material, reviews and overviews and includes Literature Criticism Online.

Literary Reference Center

Literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries and book reviews.

New York Times

Enjoy the highly reputed reporting and interactive storytelling of The New York Times online. Your Library card gets you free access to unlimited articles, breaking news, multimedia and more.


For readers! Reading recommendations, reading group guides, book reviews, plot summaries and articles about authors.

Something About the Author Online

Explore the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.