Books, Reading, and Writing

Book Review Digest Plus* - Brings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music, and more with coverage back to 1983.

eBooks on EBSCOhost* - A selection of eBooks that is available for browsing, searching, and reading online.

Essay and General Literature Index*-Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

Humanities Full Text* - Art, classical studies, film, and journalism are explored in this database

Literary Reference Center* - Provides information on thousands of authors and their works through an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, poems, short stories, author interviews and more.

Novelist K-8 Plus - A tool for helping young readers find authors and titles that are similar to their favorite works of fiction and nonfiction.

Novelist Plus - A tool that helps readers find authors and titles on subjects and themes similar to their favorite works of fiction and nonfiction. Book Club Discussion Guides are available for many popular book club selections.

Play Index* - Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

Short Story Index* - Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies

Talking Book Program - Free library services for blind and physically disabled Texans. This service caters to Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities.

Twentieth-Century Poetry* - An essential collection of poetry that provides readers an unparalleled survey of the movements, schools and distinctive voices of modern and contemporary American and English poetry.

* Provided by TexShare Databases: a program for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.