Literature

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New Book Alerts
Gale Virtual Reference
 
Novelist

Databases



  • 20th Century American Poetry includes some 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song. Texshare Password Required
  • 20th Century English Poetry is a collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library. Texshare Password Required
  • eBooks on EBSCOHost is a collection of mostly nonfiction, academic titles that you can view on your computer. They can not be downloaded to an external device. Will need to create username and password
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library This is a great collection of Reference eBooks regarding literature that you can access from home. Sign in with your Library Card Barcode TUTORIAL
  • RBDigital This is an alternative place to download digital audiobooks. RBdigital is supported by publishers Recorded Books, so only Recorded Books are available through this collection. TUTORIAL
  • Online Book Club
    Grapevine Public Library provides an online book club service for our cardholders. Once you have signed up, each week you will be emailed excerpts from a selected book. You can sign up in any of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen, Business, Good news, Audio
  • Overdrive offers a great selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can download eBooks to most devices, Kindle, Nook, iPad, tablet, iPhone, and Android smartphones. Audiobooks can be downloaded to smart phones, tablets, and computers. Sign in with your Library Card Barcode TUTORIAL
  • Literary Reference Center is a rich collection of full text covering thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframesTexshare Password Required
  • Novelist a resource that helps you find books that you enjoy by searching similar titles and authors to your favorite books. Sign in with your Library Barcode TUTORIAL
  • SelectReads - Sign up for New Book Alerts and author information on AuthorCheck.



Useful Links



  • Complete Shakespeare Reader downloadable electronic reader for all 38 of Shakespeare's plays, available for offline use and fully searchable
  • First Line Index of English Verse from the 13th through 19th centuries
  • Galactic Central treasure trove for readers interested in tracking short fiction in magazines, SF/fantasy/weird, mysteries, westerns, sports and love stories
  • LOCUS Online news, reviews, resources & perspectives of science fiction, fantasy, horror. Lists of major award winners (Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Philip K. Dick & more) are also available
  • Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes how to find a novel, short story, or poem without knowing its title or author. By the Library of Congress
  • Luminarium award-winning anthology of English literature from the Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century eras. Includes criticism, essays, images, timelines, and sound clips
  • Nobel Prize international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace
  • PAL - Perspectives in American Literature - browse by time/literary period or search the site
  • Perseus Digital Library full-text of ancient texts and more
  • Poems, Plays, and Prose a Guide to the Theory of Literary Genres
  • Pulitzer Prizes official site of U.S.-based award given yearly since 1917 for achievements in journalism, letters, drama and music. Includes nominees
  • Representative Poetry Online includes poetry, criticism, poem index, timeline, glossary and bibliography
  • SF Site the best in science fiction and fantasy
  • Victorian Women Writers Project complete and accurate transcriptions of texts – anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama – by 19th century British women writers