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Awards

Women’s Prize for Fiction

Established in 1996 to recognize the contributions of women in literature.Awarded to best novel originally written in English by woman of any nationality and published in the UK during the award year.

The Booker Prize

Awarded for best novel originally written in English and published in the UK in the year of the prize. Author’s of any nationality are eligible.

The International Booker Prize

Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland to honour fiction and writing on a global basis.

National Book Foundation (National Book Awards)

Group of yearly literary awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature for books published in the United States during the award year.

Nobel Prize in Literature

Yearly prize awarded by the Swedish Academy to an author from any country whose body of work is deemed to be “For the greatest benefit to mankind”.

Pulitzer Prize

Annual awards in Fiction,General Nonfiction,History, Biography/Autobiography, Drama, Music, and Journalism in the United States.

General

Gale Literature Resource Center (Sign in with library card required.)

This database provides access to a wide variety of literary resources, including author biographies, interviews, and images, as well as full-text articles, essays, reviews, poems, short stories, plays, and more.

Literary Reference Center (Sign in with library card required.)

This comprehensive database includes the full text of over a million plot summaries, synopses, work overviews, literary criticism articles and essays, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, author interviews, classic texts, and more. Access to this database is provided by the New Jersey State Library.

Newark Public Library Guide to Literary Analysis and Criticism

A selection of authoritative websites for those looking for literary criticism.

Writing

Citation Machine

Free. Generates citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and more.

EasyBib

Contains bibliography and citation maker, free  MLA format (not APA).

Merriam Webster Dictionary

Dictionary, Thesaurus, Word of the Day, games, grammar, videos

Newark Public Library Guide to Writing

A guide to useful sites with writing tips, citation guides, and publishing advice.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Provides access to ESL material, grammar exercises, professional writings samples, such as business letters,MLA format, and; APA formatting and style guide.

eBooks & Texts

Academy of American Poets

Poem-a-day, texts, videos, essays, and teaching materials.

eBCCLS Overdrive

Borrow eBooks on supported devices. Overdrive ebooks are integrated into the BCCLS catalog, so you can search for, check out, return, and request them directly from our standard catalog or use the Overdrive website. (Login required)

Folger Digital Texts

Read or download the accurate Folger Shakespeare with notes, synopses. Attractive and searchable. Includes the Complete Shakespeare plays and poetry.

Google Books

Search books that are no longer covered by copyright, or the publisher has given permission for inclusion. The result might be a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.

Open Library

Read or download classic or modern ebooks. This site aims to catalog every available digital book in the world.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Project Gutenberg Australia

Check this site for items not available on the American version, such as George Orwell’s 1984 and “Animal Farm”, and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse.

 

Last updated March 3, 2020