Books and Literature



  • Gale Literature Resource Center - Literature Resource Center contains up to date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers.
  • Salem Literature (in the library or at home) - Instant access to our Salem e-book collection. Critical Insights: Jane AustenCritical Insights: I know why the caged bird sings and Critical Insights: To Kill a Mockingbird. Fully searchable. Read, email and print from the library or your home computer.


  • Goodreads - “Social cataloging” website where people build personal bookshelves of things they have read and want to read, as well as many reviews by fellow readers.
  • Stop, You're Killing Me - Resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library - Readers’ advisory tools, including the largest and most authoritative list of books in a series called “Juvenile and Young Adult Series and Sequels”.
  • Lit Lovers - Information for book clubs, including reading guides.