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Literature & Language

Subscription databaseAmerican Writers, Supplement 22 & Supplement 23 - biographical and critical information on some popular American authors, such as Laura Ingalls Wilder and Anne Rivers Siddons

Subscription databaseGale Artemis: Literary Sources - discover primary literary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies of writers from around the world and throughout time

Subscription databaseLitFinder - a core repository of literary works, spanning history and geography to deliver an extensive, ever-growing selection of online poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches and plays. These works represent more than 80,000 authors, 660 nationalities and virtually every time period 

Subscription databaseNovelist K-8 Plus - for new readers up to teens, find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword or author.  Find award winners, book recommendations, and teacher resources, also

Subscription databaseNovelist Plus - helps you find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword or author.  Novelist Plus also includes "best of" lists, author "read-alikes", and book discussion guides

Subscription databasePronunciator - Learn 80 languages, including English for foreign speakers, with special courses for children and health care workers

Subscription databaseProQuest Learning: Literature - provides more than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world, as well as secondary sources such as author biographies, literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews

Librarian-created resourceForeign Language & ESL Resources - Find the Best library, internet, and local resources for learning a foreign language or English as a Second Language

Librarian-created resourceLiterary Criticism Resources - Find the Best resources on literary criticism using books, magazines, and web sites

Librarian-created resourceNextReads Newsletters - an email newsletter service from NoveList;sign up for monthly or bi-monthly lists of fiction and nonfiction bookson such topics as mystery, science fiction, and history

Librarian-created blogReader's Corner Blog - staff members of the library recommend favorites (mostly fiction) from among the books they’ve been reading 


Subscription databaseEBSCOhost eBooks - our secondary eBook supplier features travel guides, computer books, Cliffs Notes, test study guides, and other high demand books that can be viewed online or downloaded to any device supporting the ePub format. See OverDrive  for our main eBook supplier which supports Kindle

Subscription databaseGale Virtual Reference Library - full-text encyclopedias and other reference sources in a number of subject areas

Subscription databaseOne Click Digital - audiobooks that you can download to your personal computer or portable listening device from the library’s collection. One Click also offers ebooks, but see OverDrive  for our main ebook service

Subscription databaseOverDrive - our main supplier of downloadable eBooks that are compatible with many devices, including Kindles, Nooks, and iPads. You will find a variety of fiction, nonfiction, children's, young adult, and adult titles. See Ebscohost and One Click Digital  for more eBook options

Downloadable eBooks - find out how to download and view electronic books from Spokane Public Library 

eBooks - find more details about our various eBook services's Ebook and Texts Archive - the Internet Archive’s Text Archive contains a wide range of federal documents, fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books, some of which can be downloaded into various formats - searchable full text of the Harvard Classics plus standard reference sources such as Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations

Online Books Page - listing over 35,000 free books on the web, from the University of Pennsylvania

Project Gutenberg - one of the earliest electronic book web sites, Project Gutenberg has thousands of free online books you can view or download

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