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October 30, 2014

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Booklist Online
Book reviews from the American Library Association.

Books, Movies & Music
Find out about new and popular books, CDs, and DVDs that The Seattle Public Library owns. Includes the New York Times Bestsellers list and reading lists created by staff and NextReads.

Literature Resource Center
Biographical information about authors and literary criticism.

NoveList Plus
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.

Overbooked
Information about fiction and non-fiction books. Includes titles that received starred reviews and "Hotlists" of some of the major titles scheduled for release in the U.S.

ProQuest Learning: Literature
Full-text poetry, prose, and drama from around the world.

ReadingGroupGuides.com

Book group resource that provides nearly 1,000 guides from a variety of publishers. Searchable by author, title and subject.

 

Shelf Talk
A blog created and maintained by the staff of The Seattle Public Library. Read any good books lately? We invite you to share your own favorite reads and other enthusiasms.

 

 

Digital Books

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Digital Books & Media
The Seattle Public Library offers a variety of digital audiobook, ebook, video and music services. Access these services 24/7 using a computer and your Seattle Public Library card number and PIN.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text reference ebooks on a variety of subjects. Cross-searchable with other Thompson Gale databases.

The Online Books Page
Thousands of books available free on the Web.

Travel E-books

Read travel books online or download sections. Always available, no due dates. Includes titles from "Rough Guides" and "Eyewitness Guides."

 

 

Other Library Catalogs

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King County Library System
Seattle residents are eligible for free library cards from the King County Library System.

Public Law Library of King County
Legal and law related information from the local public law library.

The Library of Congress
Catalog, online exhibits, Historic maps, photos, documents, audio, video and more from the world's largest library.

University of Washington Libraries
Library catalog, digital resources and more. You do not need to be affiliated with the University in order to use their resources in person.

WorldCat [OCLC]

Search for items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

 

 

Writers Resources

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826 Seattle
826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Citation & Writing Guides
A collection of citation, grammar and style guides maintained by the University of Washington Libraries.

Resources for Writers
A list of regional writing groups, maintained by the King County Library System.

Richard Hugo House
Seattle center for the literary arts that supports writers of all ages and backgrounds and promotes the creation of new writing. Programs, writing classes and more.

 

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