Book Excerpts

  1. Teaching Books

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    Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.

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    Teaching Books.net
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  2. Virtual Reference Library

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    Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

    Arts

    • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras 5v, 2005
    • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 2v, 2004
    • Contemporary Fashion 2nd ed., 2002
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers 4th ed., 4v, 2001

    Biography

    • Business Leader Profiles for Students 2v, 2002
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 24, 2nd ed., 2005
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography 2nd ed., 23v, 2004
    • Notable Sports Figures 4v, 2004
    • Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s 2v, 2003

    Education

    • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans 24th ed., 2008

    Environment & Animals

    • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia 2nd ed., 17v, 2004

    Literature

    • Contemporary Novelists 7th ed., 2001
    • Contemporary Poets 7th ed., 2001
    • Modern American Literature 5th ed., 3v, 1999
    • Nonfiction Classics for Students 5v, 2001
    • Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature 2002
    • Reference Guide to Short Fiction 2nd ed., 1999
    • Reference Guide to World Literature 3rd ed., 2v, 2003
    • Writers Directory 2005 ed., 2v, 2004

    Created by: 
    Gale Cengage
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  3. Literature Resources from Gale

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    Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

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    Gale Cengage
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  4. Tumble Books

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    Animated, talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors and converted to the TumbleBook format.
    * NOTE: TumbleBooks and TumbleQuizzes are created in Flash animation and require the Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation. The great majority of computers and operating systems are already pre-loaded with Flash, however, if you are unable to view the books you can download the Flash plug-in for free from Adobe.

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    TumbleBooks
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  5. LitFinder

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    International in scope, covers all time periods, and contains primary literature content including poem citations and excerpts, as well as full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

    Created by: 
    Gale Cengage
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  6. Literary Reference Center

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    yes

    Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
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  7. Humanities International Complete

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    yes

    Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals.

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    EBSCO
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  8. Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition

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    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 3,089 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
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  9. Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition

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    yes

    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 2,448 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  10. Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

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    yes

    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
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