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ABC-CLIO Issues: Understanding Contraversy and Society (NCEMC)
Contains events, court cases, articles/essays & primary documents on current issues relating to society: gender/ethnicity; criminal justice; government/law/politics; environment; science/technology.

American Library Association/Intellectual Freedom/Banned Books
Intellectual Freedom/Banned Books Week (September) Information.

Bartleby Library
Publishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge for the home and classroom; includes Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
Books AtoZ provides all the tools and services necessary to publish a book, from one copy to millions.

Books Online
Free books on the web--The Online Books Page was founded, and is edited, by John Mark Ockerbloom, a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. He is solely responsible for the content of the site.
Full texts of sets of reference material

Includes Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603: More than 88 pages of insight into everyday life in Tudor England - food, occupations, games, pastimes, religion, fashion, manners, attitudes, and education in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. 

Movie Review Query Engine
Founded in 1993 by Stewart Clamen, the continually growing site provides a searchable index of all published and available movie reviews.

OPLIN: Ohio Public Library Information Network 
Ohio Public Library Information Network's mission is to ensure that all Ohio residents have fast, free public Internet access throughout the state, as well as the use of high-quality research databases not freely available on the World Wide Web...includes Wilson's Biographies plus Illustrated, Novelist, and many more. (Password varies w/ OH location)
Great source for speeches and debates; one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues...features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, plus links to selected websites.

Poetry: Academy of American Poets
The Academy is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Poets.org is one of several programs presented by the Academy of American Poets; search for poems and/or poets.
American Poetry prior to 1920.

Poetry: Modern American Poetry
An online journal and multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Poetry: PoemHunter
Poets and poems searchable by author, title or subject; lyrics, quotations and music; ability to submit original poems.

Poetry: Poetry Foundation
Contains a searchable archive of poems, authors etc. utilizing Poetry Tool. Sponsored by the publisher of Poetry magazine.

Poetry: Representative Poetry Online - University of Toronto
Representative Poetry Online, version 3.0, includes 3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. It is based on the book Representative Poetry.

Project Gutenberg
Free books online--browse by Author, Title, Language or Recently Posted.

PROQUEST SIRS Decades of the United States
Features 5,000+ hand-selected primary and secondary source articles that highlight key events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century America.

Read Write Think
ReadWriteThink, established in April of 2002, is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. NCTE and IRA are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.
The essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre.

Sherlockian Net
Everything to know about Sherlock Holmes-- site is maintained by Chris Redmond, author of A Sherlock Holmes Handbook and other Sherlockian books.

Student Resource in Context (GALE)
1,100+ full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.

YA Literature: Reading Rants!
Out of the ordinary teen booklists.

YA Literature: Teen Ink
Book reviews written by teens. 

YA Literature: Teen Reads - YA Authors
Teens info and features about favorite YA authors, books, series and characters; contains in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and the Ultimate Teen Read List with 250+ of the most popular "teen reads"...This is THE place online for teens to talk about their favorite books...and find the hottest new titles!

YA Literature: YA Literature Series
Compilation of popular, young adult series fiction by author and series title from Bettendorf, IA Public Library Teens' Page.

YA Literature: YABooksCentral
Information on young adult books; includes book reviews, author interviews & bios, press releases, industry news, and much more on both children's and YA books.
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