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Gale Virtual Reference

literature resource center


  • 20th Century Poetry Collections is an essential collection of poetry that provides readers an unparalleled survey of the movements, schools and distinctive voices of American and English poetry from 1900-present. Texshare Password Required
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism offers full text critical essays on over 800 contemporary authors and their works, with biographical, critical, principle works, and further information for study. Texshare Password Required
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential figures from all ears and genres. Texshare Password Required
  • eBooks on EBSCOHost is a collection of mostly nonfiction, academic titles that you can view on your computer. They can not be downloaded to an external device. Will need to create username and password
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library This is a great collection of Reference eBooks regarding literature that you can access from home. Sign in with your Library Card Barcode TUTORIAL
  • OneClickDigital This is an alternative place to download digital audiobooks to your mp3 player! OneClickDigital is supported by publishers Recorded Books, so only Recorded Books are available through this collection. TUTORIAL
  • Online Book Club
    Grapevine Public Library provides an online book club service for our cardholders. Once you have signed up, each week you will be emailed excerpts from a selected book. You can sign up in any of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen, Business, Good news, Audio
  • Overdrive there is a great selection of eBooks and Audiobooks. You can download eBooks to most devices, Kindle, Nook, iPad, tablet, iPhone, and Android smartphones. Audiobooks can be downloaded to mp3 players, computers, and iPods. Sign in with your Library Card Barcode TUTORIAL
  • Literature Resource Center full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Texshare Password Required
  • Novelist a resource that helps you find books that you enjoy by searching similar titles and authors to your favorite books. Sign in with your Library Barcode TUTORIAL
  • SelectReads - Sign up for New Book Alerts and author information on AuthorCheck.

Useful Links

  • Complete Shakespeare Reader downloadable electronic reader for all 38 of Shakespeare's plays, available for offline use and fully searchable
  • First Line Index of English Verse from the 13th through 19th centuries
  • Galactic Central treasure trove for readers interested in tracking short fiction in magazines, SF/fantasy/weird, mysteries, westerns, sports and love stories
  • LOCUS Online news, reviews, resources & perspectives of science fiction, fantasy, horror. Lists of major award winners (Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Philip K. Dick & more) are also available
  • Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes how to find a novel, short story, or poem without knowing its title or author. By the Library of Congress
  • Luminarium award-winning anthology of English literature from the Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century eras. Includes criticism, essays, images, timelines, and sound clips
  • Nobel Prize international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace
  • PAL - Perspectives in American Literature - browse by time/literary period or search the site
  • Perseus Project full-text of ancient texts and more
  • Poems, Plays, and Prose a Guide to the Theory of Literary Genres
  • Pulitzer Prizes official site of U.S.-based award given yearly since 1917 for achievements in journalism, letters, drama and music. Includes nominees
  • Representative Poetry Online includes poetry, criticism, poem index, timeline, glossary and bibliography
  • SF Site the best in science fiction and fantasy
  • Victorian Women Writers Project complete and accurate transcriptions of texts – anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama – by 19th century British women writers