Books & Reading & Literature
Writing an English paper? Need to find out about authors or books? Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that brings together information from major literary encyclopedias and reference works and hundreds of literary journals. Also available with a mobile interface for handheld devices.
NoveList Plus offers readers of all ages a variety of tools for finding new authors and titles to enjoy. You can get suggestions for books and/or authors similar to your current favorites. You can also search by subject or theme, see award lists, and read book reviews.
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Funded by the Library of Virginia, WRL offers access to TumbleBookLibrary, a gathering of animated talking books, puzzlers, quizzes, math stories, and other resources. These books are created from existing picture books, which have been licensed from childrens' book publishers.