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Books and Authors
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Books & Authors offers new ways to explore  books, authors, genres and topics by combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorites lists.  Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction easy and fun. 

Books in Print 
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Find books, movies, and audio books in this user-friendly database of over 5 million titles.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
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An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary writers. Each entry also contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, and sources for further study.

eBook Collection from EBSCOhost
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Choose from a wide range of eBooks covering a wide range of topics from the arts to the social sciences -- and everything in between. Access the full text of eBooks from your computer, or borrow titles for download  to most popular portable devices. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library 
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A mix of more than 50 full-text reference books including: 
Contemporary Novelists
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Literature and Its Times: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

Major 21st-Century Writers
The 2012 Writers Directory
 

Literature Resource Center
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This current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource includes critical, biographical and contextual materials on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.  Includes biographical entries on more than 135,000 authors, more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines, and more than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews.  

PowerSearch 
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Select multiple databases from a  list and then search across all of the databases you have chosen.  

Salem Literature
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Access to the following titles on Salem Literature:
Critical Insights: Authors 
Jane Austen 
Gabriel García Márquez 
Nathaniel Hawthorne 
Ernest Hemingway 
Toni Morrison 
Critical Insights: Works 
Great Expectations 
The Great Gatsby,  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 
Tales of Poe 
Things Fall Apart 
To Kill a Mockingbird 
Provided by Thayer Public Library.

   
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