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Artemis Literary Sources
Artemis Literary Sources is a groundbreaking research environment that integrates formerly disparate digital collections to enable innovative research. This resource provides an unprecedented, seamless research experience that helps students find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze information. Included in this resource are Literature Criticism Online and Literature Resources from Gale.



Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

eBook downloads are available on our Downloads page. There are also some titles available through the following sites:

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost: Nonfiction and fiction eBooks are available. You'll need your library card number and PIN to access this database.
  • Project Gutenberg: A place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
  • Google Books: This site has both free eBooks and eBooks for sale.
  • Has free eBooks for download.
  • Internet Archive: A 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

eBooks on EBSCOhost
This database has over 32,000 electronic books on a variety of subjects. These can be “checked out” for up to four hours at a time for you to read on your personal computer. You'll need your library card number and PIN to access this collection.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
This database provides access to many publications.

  • Drama for Students (volumes 1-27)
  • Literary Movements for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements
  • Literary Newsmakers for Students
  • Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
  • Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works
  • Novels for Students (volumes 1-34)
  • Poetry for Students (volumes 1-35)
  • Shakespeare for Students: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry
  • Short Stories for Students (volumes 1-31)
  • U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Georgia Library Catalogs
Links to the online library catalogs for institutions that participate in GALILEO. More information »

literature criticism onlineLiterature Criticism Online
Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand. This database includes access to:

  • Classic and Medieval Literature
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Literature Resources from Gale
Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews. Includes access to LitFinder, Scribner Writers Series, Literature Resource Center, and Twayne's Authors Series.

Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered.

Find new books based on what you’ve read, favorite authors, topics of interest and more. More information »

OneClick Digital

OneClickdigital, an online service that allows patrons to download a wide range of audiobooks, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more, is now available!

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Library cardholders have free access to eAudio at home, in the library, or on the go. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.

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Downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, videos, and more.

Salem Literature
This resource provides online access to the following titles:

Something About the Author Online
Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

What Do I Read Next?
Discover new books based on subject, author, character, setting, time period or genre.