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American and English Full Text Literature Collections - The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

Sub-collections with the American & English Literature Collection include:.


African-American Poetry 1700-1900 
20th Cent. African-American Poetry
American Poetry 1600-1900 
20th Cent. American Poetry 
English Poetry 
20th Cent. English Poetry


American Drama 
English Prose Drama 1280-1915 
English Verse Dramas 13th-19th Centuries 
Fiction: Early American Fiction 1774-1850 
18th Cent. Fiction 1700-1800


Bibliography of American Literature 
Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare 
William Butler Yeats Collection 
The Bible in English

Children's Core CollectionAn essential and impartial expert aid containing titles at 3 recommendation levels, this collection covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, book reviews, awards and “Best Lists” when available. The online version of this collection provides more content (two additional recommendation levels, Supplemental and Archival) to aid in selection for larger libraries and subject-level collections, and includes features–such as book review citations and excerpts, book covers, advanced searching and sorting capabilities, and monthly content updates– not available in print.

Fiction Core CollectionCreated by librarians, for librarians featuring classic and contemporary works of fiction, this collection development guide provides librarian-recommended titles for a general adult audience. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction—old and new—are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, westerns and romance. With titles listed at three recommendation levels, this database provides entries for individual novels, as well as analytic entries for novellas and novels contained in composite works. This content can be used for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support.                      

Library, Information Science and Technology AbstractsAn index to core and priority journals in information management, with coverage starting in the mid-1960s.

Literary Reference CenterThis comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Middle and Junior High Core CollectionFor libraries serving readers in grades five through nine, this is a collection development tool containing titles for nonfiction works, fiction and collections for children and adolescents. Selected and recommended by collection development specialists at 3 recommendation levels, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth.  

NoveList PlusThe premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Public Library Core Collection: NonfictionDeveloped by collection development specialists, this database provides titles—at 3 recommendation levels—of the most highly-recommended reference and non-fiction books for adults. Covering a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance, this collection can be used for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support.

Senior High Core CollectionThis collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction titles—recommended by collection development specialists—for high school students (grades 9 through 12), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

WorldCatYou can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.

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