Literary Resources

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A.K.A.- author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, working names, legalized names, pen names, noms des plumes, maiden names... etc.

Grade Saver
Themes, characters and summaries of classic and contemporary literary works.

Literature Research Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.
This site provides literary analysis of classic and contemporary literature. Includes novel summaries, character profiles, metaphor analysis, theme analysis and biographical information. Study guides and book summaries.

Pink Monkey
Study guides and book notes series (including Barron's Booknotes) for many titles. Includes online access to 1,800 literary classics in the Digital Library.

Poetry Archives
An online collection of poets reading their own work.

Representative Poetry Online
Representative Poetry Online, version 3.0, includes 3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. Look poetry up by poet, keyword, poem title or first or last line.

Spark Notes
E-texts and free study guides written entirely by Harvard students and teachers.

Literary Sources - Citation Guides

Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide
This guide is based on the The Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition.

Internet Public Library - Style and Writing Guides Links
Includes style, grammar, and writing links as well as citation guide links (APA, Chicago and MLA).

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL offers many writing resources including how-to information about APA and MLA style guides.

Books - eBooks to Read - Listen To Online - or Download

Baen Free Library of Science Fiction Titles
Baen Books offers dozens of its science fiction titles for free download.

Bookshare is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities.

CLEVNET eMedia collection books can only be downloaded if you have a CLEVNET library card.

Digital Classics To Read Online
Over 100 free literary masterpieces are provided in an easy to read online format. Readers do have to register to get a user name and password.

Dr. Who Classic Novels Available To Read For Free
Dr. Who novels offered for free viewing by the BBC.

Getting Started with CLEVNET eBooks
Now that you have an ereader where do you go for free books? The CLEVNET eMedia Collection boasts over 50,000 eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles that you can enjoy on a variety of devices, including the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and smartphones. Visit this page to view a list of compatible devices. As a CLEVNET library patron there are a variety of options to help you get started with library eBooks or assist with any issues you may have encountered. Here we give you an eMail Support link where you can fill out our eMail support form with any specific questions or issues you are encountering. You can also download two brochures: an eBook Reader Quick Start Guide and a Mobile Device Quick Start Guide. We include a MyHelp! Tool that provides information for getting started and offers assistance for specific computers or devices. The eMedia Help Section of the CLEVNET eMedia Collection will give you step-by-step instructions for the basics, and help you find answers to frequently asked questions.

Live Chat Help With Your eReader
Staff of the Cleveland Public Library will help CLEVNET library patrons (have your library card available) with questions about your ereaders. This is a limited time offer. From Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. they are offering live chat, where you can ask us to help you walk through the set-up process or troubleshoot a specific issue.
There are more than 28,000 eBooks available here and they're all free! Some of the titles that ManyBooks provides are from Project Gutenberg; others are from public domain or creative commons.

NOLO Publishers Free Law Books To Read Online
Ten books - ranging in topic from renter's rights to small business to worker's rights are included.

Open Library
Open Library advertises that it provides over one million free eBooks. Many are available in a variety of formats.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg was the first producer of free ebooks to read or listen to online.

Words to the Wise
The Library of Congress provides an interactive version of The Aesop for Children with Pictures by Milo Winter.

World Public Library eBooks
All of the World Public Library eBooks are in PDF file format, and all Audio eBooks are in MP3 file format. These formats have been specially designed to be cross platform compatible with all PCs, Laptops, PDAs, Kindle DX, Kindle 3 iPad/iPods, eReaders, or Smartphones.