Academic and research articles from scholarly journals in physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, etc.
Reading & Literature
Summaries and commentary for hundreds of literary classics.
Gale Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find the full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews.
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Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
24-hour complimentary, unlimited access pass to the full edition of The New York Times online and eligible apps without a subscription. Find all regular newspaper content, photography, and videos dating back from 1851 to present. Personalize your access through email newsletters, mobile apps, and customizable news feeds and recommendations. Mandarin and Spanish versions are also available.
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Tell NoveList what you like to read, and it will suggest similar books you might like! Find new fiction books and authors based on your old favorites. Requires "29041" library card.
Provides multimedia content to complement children's and young adult books. Resources include audiobook readings, author videos, book discussion guides and lesson plans for over 40,000 books in English and Spanish.
Find lesson plans, discussion questions, novel units, reader's theater scripts, and other instructional support for the books you're reading in any K–12 classroom.
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- Choose from thousands of guides for both fiction and nonfiction
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Compile, organize, analyze, and share instructional materials associated with the books in your curriculum.
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Have the author reveal, anytime, the author's purpose, writing, and research processes with these TeachingBooks.net exclusively created primary source materials.
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