Memorial Hall Library

Reading Resources

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Whether you're looking author information, need literary criticism for a school project, or just want some ideas on what to read next, these resources can help.

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NoveList Guide to Fiction

Provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles. Includes pre-made reader advisory lists divided into several categories, "read-alike" lists, prepared book discussion guides, and teaching materials for educators. Searchable by title, author, keyword, plot description and series name. Search results can be limited by reading and age level.

Literature Resource Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works including plot summaries, literary criticism, biographies, and book reviews from classical times to the present.

What's Nextâ„¢: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library

Search series fiction with this database developed and maintained by the Kent District Library.


From their web site:

"SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you're confuzzled. We help you understand books, write papers, and study for tests. We're clear and concise, but we never leave out important info."

Internet Public Library Literary Criticism

Contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors; lists new books by genre.

Historical Fiction Info

Historical novels listed by time and place.


"Books and links for the science fiction fan."

Stop, You're Killing Me!

"A website to die for...If you love mysteries."