Literature and Reader’s Advisory

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center
Covers broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Wide range of subjects covered including plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels, and author interviews.


NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Find your next great read here!


Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 +
Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list.

Poetry and Short Story Reference Center

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content from the finest publishers.