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Book/Literature Resources and Links
PREMIUM RESOURCES: Databases brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and the Alabama Virtual Library.
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Augusta Evans Wilson - Past resident of Mobile and popular American novelist of the 1800's. Film and an online museum based on her life and work.
Online Literary Criticism Collection from Internet Public Library - Links to +4,000 critical and biographical articles on American and British literature from pre-1500 - 20th century.
Sparknotes - Plot summaries, discussion of major characters, themes, motifs and symbols explained for famous works.
Literary History and Criticism
Greek Mythology Link
Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama
Lit Links - Links arranged by author's name.
Voice of the Shuttle -English literature links.
Arts and News Daily - Chronicle of Higher Education features links to book reviews, essays, editorials, and literary criticism.
Authors On The Web - Links to author and publisher sites.
Based on the Book - Movies based on books, short stories and plays.
Graphic Novel Reporter
The Faithful Reader
Bookwire - Book industry news and events.
The National Book Awards
Reading Group Guides - Suggestions and guides for book clubs.
Setting Based Book List - Search books by geographic location of setting.
USA Today's Book Shelf
WorldCat - Book entries for libraries world-wide.
Textbooks - buy, rent, sell or get eBooks
Chegg.com - Buy, rent and sell new or used textbooks or rent eBooks.
CourseSmart - Buy college textbooks as eBooks or online resource up to 50% off.
Full Text Online and eBooks
Archive.org - University, public library, and government provided free eBooks.
Get Free Books - Free eBook download links.
Free eBooks - Download in html, pdf and txt. Membership required for other formats.
NOLO Books Online - Free consumer legal books for issues such as foreclosure, small claims, and traffic tickets.
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts - Public domain documents from American and English literature.
Bartleby.com - Searchable full text fiction and nonfiction online books.
Bibliomania - Short stories, books and poetry.
Internet Sacred Text Archive - Free online books about religion, mythology, and folklore.
Classic Reader Short Stories
Directory of Open Access Journals - Free, full text, scientific and scholarly journals.
EServer Fiction - Contains fiction and critical analysis of literature.
The Internet Public Library Online Texts Collection
ManyBooks.Net - Download out-of-copyright books for e-readers.
Public Library of Science
Project Gutenberg - +33,000 free eBooks. PC, iPad, Kindle, Android supported.
Shakespeare: The Complete Works
The Collected Works of Edgar Allen Poe
American Verse Project - 85 volumes of pre-1920 verse.
Internet Poetry Archive
The Poet's Corner
Walt Whitman Archive
AddAll - Used, rare and out of print titles.
Abe Books - Used, rare and out of print titles.
Alibris - Used, rare and out of print titles.
Antiquarian Booksellers of America - Rare book seller listings.
BookBub - Service for locating discount eBooks.
Bookfinder - Searches for rare and used books.
Bookfinder4U - 55 online bookstore prices compared.
Books Price - Prices from multiple book sellers.
Chambal - Prices from multiple book sellers.
Half.com - eBay store.