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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Books & Literature

PREMIUM DATABASES

eBooks@netLibrary - Full-text electronic versions of published books that library patrons can search, borrow, and return over the Internet. Users must set up an account from within a library before being able to access this database remotely.
Books & Authors - Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists.


BOOK REVIEWS, BOOKLISTS, & LITERARY AWARDS
Award Winners - from Powells.com.
Fresh Fiction
- Provides easy, accessible, and informative data on current authors and their available books.
New York Times Books - Book reviews, news, first chapters, bestsellers lists.  Registration (free) is required for full access to the site.
Oprah's Book Club - Archive of past book club choices.
Overbooked - specializes in literary and genre fiction information.
Reader's Robot - Reading lists of over 3,862 books in 21 genres. The "Instant List" feature creates reading lists from recent popular titles.
USA Today Best-Selling Books Database
- Computer analysis of retail book sales.

Washington Post Book World  - Reviews, articles, bestseller lists, and online book club.
What's Next? - Search for books in a series.

BOOKSELLERS   
Add All - Comparison shop at more than 40 book websites.      
Alibris.comOver 60 million used, new, and out-of-print books.
Amazon.com - Bookseller.
Barnes and Noble
- Bookseller.
Books A Million - Bookseller.
Powell’s Bookstore
- Largest used and new bookstore in the world.

MYSTERY/CRIME FICTION
Mystery Reader - Meet new authors, learn about small presses that are publishing mysteries, and read book reviews of forthcoming mystery novels.
Poisoned Pen - Source for recommended reading and mystery links.
Stop - You're Killing MeResource for mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. Over 2100 authors, with complete chronological lists of their books (over 22,000 titles), both series and non-series.

ROMANCE FICTION
All About Romance - Book reviews, information about romance authors, message boards and discussion lists.
Romance Reader - Hundreds of reviews of current romantic fiction, divided into categories: historical, contemporary, time travel, fantasy and others.
Romance Writers of America - Information on author appearances, new book releases, and a searchable database where you can locate titles based on geography, genre, or time period.

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
Locus Online - News, Reviews, Resources, and Perspectives of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. 
SF Site: The Home Page for Science Fiction and Fantasy - Authors, awards, forthcoming books, bibliographies, audio books, and sci-fi bookstores.
Uchronia - The Alternate History List- Annotated bibliography of novels, essays, and short stories about alternate histories or "what ifs." You can search for titles by author, series, anthologies, and country.

WESTERNS
ReadWest - An online magazine for readers of Westerns, featuring book reviews, lists, and more.
Western Writers of America - WWA was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the western field.

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