Whether you’re looking author information, need literary criticism for a school project, or just want some ideas on what to read next, these resources can help.
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Provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles. Includes pre-made reader advisory lists divided into several categories, “read-alike” lists, prepared book discussion guides, and teaching materials for educators. Searchable by title, author, keyword, plot description and series name. Search results can be limited by reading and age level.
Search series fiction with this database developed and maintained by the Kent District Library.
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Contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors; lists new books by genre.
Historical novels listed by time and place.
“Books and links for the science fiction fan.”
“A website to die for…If you love mysteries.”