Books & Literature

Resource Access

Accessing online resources through the Library catalog:

  • You can access these databases by logging into our catalog at with your Library card ID and password.
  • Your initial password is "userpass" and you will be asked to change it.
  • Click on Resources.You will see a list of our online resource categories drop down. 
    • Click on the category to view available sites. You can check one or more to search, or you can click on a title to go directly into the resource site.

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20th Century American Poetry

A collection of 50,000 poems from over 300 poets. Access through the Library catalog.

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20th Century English Poetry

A collection of poetry by 283 poets. Access through the Library catalog.

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Book Review Digest Plus

Full text book reviews, review citations and generous excerpts on a wide range of topics.

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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.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of critical and biographical essays on a variety of works of literature and their authors.

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Humanities Full Text

Feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in art, classical studies, film and journalism.

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Literary Reference Center

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

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North Texas Libraries On the Go

Fiction and nonfiction audio books and ebooks, which may be downloaded to a computer and a variety of devices. Over 15,000 public domain ebooks are also available at this site.

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

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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.

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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.