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Babylon

Offers special glossaries, such as Tolkien Glossary, Chaucer's, Harry Potter.

Bartleby.com

Full-text of great books, such as Bartlett's Quotations, Harvard Classics, Poetry Collections, Strunk's Element of Style, King James Bible.

Gale Literature Resource Center

This database provides access to a wide variety of literary resources, including author biographies, interviews, and images, as well as full-text articles, essays, reviews, poems, short stories, plays, and more.

Internet Public Library - Literary Criticism

A guide to critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Literary Reference Center

This comprehensive database includes the full text of over a million plot summaries, synopses, work overviews, literary criticism articles and essays, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, author interviews, classic texts, and more. Access to this database is provided by the New Jersey State Library.

Literary Vocabulary

Penguin dictionary of literary terms online.

Newark Public Library Guide to Literary Analysis and Criticism

A selection of authoritative websites for those looking for literary criticism.

Writing

EasyBib

Contains bibliography and citation maker, free  MLA format (not APA).

Newark Public Library Guide to Writing

A guide to useful sites with writing tips, citation guides, and publishing advice.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Provides access to ESL material, grammar exercises, professional writings samples, such as business letters,MLA format, and; APA formatting and style guide.

eBooks & Texts

eBooks & eAudiobooks - Overdrive

Access downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks on various eReaders, tablets, and smartphones. (Login required)

eBooks - 3M Cloud Library

Access downloadable eBooks on supported tablets, smartphones, and ereaders. 3M Cloud Library ebooks are integrated into the BCCLS catalog, so you can search for, check out, return, and request them directly from our standard catalog. (Login required)

Google Books

Search books that are no longer covered by copyright, or the publisher has given permission for inclusion. The result might be a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.