Books/Literature

Author Check

Author Check lets you create an account (all you need is a username, email address and a password), then start adding your favorite authors to the list.  You will receive an email alert each time a title by that author is ordered for the Library’s collection.

BookFlix (Home Access)

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Contemporary Authors (Gale)

Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

New Book Alerts

New Book Alerts is the easiest way for patrons to be able to see what’s new at the library. Unlike the card catalog, New Book Alerts keeps track of your new books, videos and music, and makes them available to your patrons in a variety of formats. Content is constantly updated, it’s divided into 47 categories, and it excludes replacement books or media reorders, or multiple copies of a title.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)

Find fiction and nonfiction authors & titles with this readers’ advisory resource for all ages. Includes an easy-to-use author read-alikes section to find authors similar to your favorites.

Twaynes Writers Online (Gale)

Author-focused volumes of literary criticism offering in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres.