Author Resources

About: Books (OPLIN)
Provided by the State Library of Ohio, it is THE place to find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, series information, and more!

American & English Literature Full Text Collections (Libraries Connect Ohio)
This is a fully-searchable library of works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, and key secondary sources.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research and includes 2009-onward of Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series.

Literary Index (Gale)
Quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 premium literature resources. The referenced products themselves contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Use this resource to research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCO)
A wonderful reading resource for kids, children’s librarians and school media specialists, it has information on over 85,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for kids in the K-8 age range.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
Helping people find good things to read, this database covers over 161,000 fiction and over 60,000 nonfiction titles for all ages. In addition to finding books by author, title or subject heading you can also search by plots and for read-alikes and other books in series.

Salem Online
Provides online, searchable access to the full text of a variety of Grey House, H.W. Wilson, and Salem Press titles owned by the Library, in the following subjects: Health, History, Literature, and Science.