Literature & Language

20th Century American Poetry

A collection of 50,000 poems from over 300 poets. 

20th Century English Poetry

A collection of poetry by 283 poets. 

Book Connections

Resources about children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader's Advisory to help you choose the right book.

Book Review Digest Plus

An essential library tool providing access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines.

Essay and General Literature Index

Citations of records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the U.S, Canada and Great Britain.

Gale Books and Authors

With fun ways to browse, an intuitive design, read-alikes, reviews, award winners and themed book lists, and more this resource answers the age-old question, “What do I read next?”

Gale Courses

Online instructor-led classes in career and personal development, technology and web design, health, teaching, photography and more.

Gale Literature: LitFinder

This resource provides access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history. Including more than 132,000 full-text poems and 670,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series

The Scribner Writer Series provides students, teachers, and other researchers access to works of important authors from around the world and from all time periods. Each entry includes a concise essay and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

With this resource, you have an ideal starting point for research papers on literary works and figures, special projects and presentations. Students can quickly gain results by searching for a specific author, combining search criteria for a more complex search, or exploring thematic and chronological topics.

Infobase Access Video On Demand

Find an expansive, patron-friendly collection of thousands of high-quality videos from around the world : from Oscar®, Emmy®, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, a variety of TV shows and movies, and more. 

Infobase Just for Kids

These videos gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Suess, The Berenstein Bears, Franklin, and thousands more - plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate and inspire young library users.

Literary Reference Center

Plot summaries, literary criticisms, author biographies, book reviews, poems, short stories and classic novels.

Literature Resource Center

Literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works-all searchable at the same time and returned in lists organized according to your research needs.

Mango Languages

Learn any of 72 languages using fun, easy, conversational language courses. Also includes a variety of ESL courses. From home, download the free Mango Languages App to your mobile device. Choose "Learn for free through your library" to set up your account. 

NoveList Plus

Subjects, reviews and annotations for thousands of fiction titles, plus author read-alikes, genre lists and more.

Play Index

Classic, historical and contemporary plays indexed with descriptive annotations to summarize plot and indicate musical requirements. 

Short Story Index

Detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, searchable by author, title, subject, date, theme, locale and literary technique.