Literary Resources

a.k.a. (Also Known As)
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.

Literary Reference Center

Scroll down the "Ohio Web Library Research Databases" list and click on All Resources.  Then click on Literary Reference Center.  This will include full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. It 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.

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.
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.

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.