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Allreaders Book Reviews
This site offers short book reviews by nonprofessional book enthusiasts in the categories of sci-fi, mystery/thiller, literature, romance, biography, and history. Books can also be searched by plot, character, setting and writing style.
American Book Prices Current (ABPC)  MPL Special Link
Want to know what that book is worth? Or a map, signed photo, autograph, letter, manuscript or other printed or handwritten paper item? If it, or something similar, came up for auction from September 1, 1975 through last month, you'll find it on American Book Prices Current. The database is updated monthly with actual hammer prices from public auctions held in North America, Europe, Australia and other locations.
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Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition  MPL Special Link
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition is an EBSCO database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 1,290 popular nonfiction books. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition  MPL Special Link
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition is an EBSCO database for school and public libraries, which provides content including popular series from top book publishers. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 2,448 popular grades 9-12 nonfiction books, including high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more. This database includes 1,464 books which are part of the Accelerated Reader program. Search a topic of interest to find full-text books on the subject. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition  MPL Special Link
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition is designed by EBSCO for school and public libraries to provide content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 3,089 popular nonfiction books. Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition provides an interesting variety of high interest books on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more. To see specific titles, click on the "Books" link on the EBSCO toolbar. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online  MPL Special Link
Where does an author's life intersect an author's works? In the pages of the Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, that's where! This digitized version of the printed work also brings you complete online access to all the volumes of Gale's popular reference sets, Dictionary of Literary Biography (main series) as well as Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series and Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Series. For more information on literature and authors, check out Something About the Author Online and Literature Criticism Online.
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Humanities International Complete  MPL Special Link
Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by an imprint of EBSCO Publishing, this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (over 2,200 titles and 2.8 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases, plus full text for more than 1,140 journals. Humanities International Complete is useful for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Lit Finder  MPL Special Link
Searching for just the right words? Lit Finder can connect you with them fast! From ancient times to the present day, there's a way to express it in Lit Finder. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Literary Reference Center  MPL Special Link
The Literary Reference Center provides users with a broad spectrum of information on literature from antiquity to the present day. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Literature Criticism Online  MPL Special Link
Find your favorite literary reference works here! Authors, literary styles, genres and time periods are easily retrieved. For more in-depth information on your search topic, click on these links too: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Something About the Author Online. The results of online searches may be attractively printed in .pdf format or e-mailed as plain text or in html format.
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NoveList  MPL Special Link
An entire suite of readers' advisory products, NoveList contains not only a core of 150,000 fiction titles, but 4,000 articles and lists, book talks, and book discussion guides (great for book groups!). Many genres, from graphic novels to Christian fiction are included here. An EBSCO product, NoveList also offers avid booklovers author read-alikes, readers' advisory training content and a variety of other reader and staff materials. With books for all ages, lists of award winning titles, a guide to books in series, attractive cover images, and a colorful design, NoveList has something to appeal to every reader! Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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NoveList K-8  MPL Special Link
A subset of the full NoveList database, NoveList K-8 is specially designed for children and teen readers. Produced by EBSCO, this database includes author biographies, recommended titles, books in series, and book cover art images. Teachers & parents can subscribe to two special newsletters found here: NoveList School News and NoveList RA News. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Reading Group Choices
Reading Group Choices provides tips for the new book group leader as well as hundreds of selections for book group discussions.
Something About the Author Online  MPL Special Link
Learn more about favorite authors and illustrators of the best books for children and young adults. From Cengage/Gale, Something About the Author Online is a complete archive that preserves the full experience of the print reference series. It provides a backfile of searchable pages digitized directly from the print volumes, from 1971 to current volumes as they are released, more than 230 volumes and over 19,000 entries. Search on an author's name and the screen will display the writer's biographical profile in Something About the Author's familiar format: personal data, addresses, career, awards and honors, writings, sidelights (essay on the author's life and works), adaptations, additional sources and more. For more information on authors and their writings, check out Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Literature Criticism Online. Search results may be printed or e-mailed.
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TeachingBooks  MPL Special Link
TeachingBooks is a multimedia resource center that generates enthusiasm for books and reading by providing easy access to authors, illustrators and other book resources all in one place. Included are original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, book guides with activities for the library and classroom, audio excerpts of book readings for grades PreK-12, pronunciation of author names by the authors themselves and links to author websites. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Ulrichsweb.com  MPL Special Link
Magazines, newsletters, serials, annuals, databases. Find them all in Ulrichsweb.com, the online version of the well-known Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. Coverage is international in scope, and historical information on ceased publications is provided. Details in each listing usually include publisher name and contact data, frequency of publication, format, indexing available, and circulation figures.
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