Books & Authors

Powered by Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors connects readers from every level of reading proficiency to fiction and non-fiction books that match their interests.


Play Index (H.W. Wilson)

Indexes classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Play Index covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical … Continued


NoveList Plus K-8

Information about more than 38,000 fiction and nonfiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available … Continued


NoveList Plus

Includes fiction and nonfiction authors, titles and themes. Provides suggestions of books that are similar to those of a particular author, certain title, or genre.


WorldCat (FirstSearch)

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only. Search the holdings of more than 9,000 libraries at one time. If you find something that you want, and Carnegie Library of … Continued


Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915 – 1983

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only. Short Story Index Retrospective is the definitive tool for locating historical short stories written between 1915 and 1983, Content Includes bibliographic entries … Continued


Salem Literature

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only. Searchable literary criticism of selected authors and works. More titles added as they arrive. Current offerings include volumes on Toni Morrison and … Continued


Twayne’s Authors

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only. In-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers.


Something About the Author

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only. Biographical sketches and examinations of the lives and works of major authors and illustrators for children and young adults.


Scribner Writers

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only. Original, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods.