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Literary criticism, reviews, author biographies, novels, short stories, drama, poetry, essays.
Contact: Reference Desk 203-438-2282 x1014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO) - Literary research and criticism, author biographies, research paper and citation help and more.
Discovering Collection: Literature- Literary research includes reference and primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including video and audio clips, based on national curriculum standards.
Novelist Plus - Browse fiction and nonfiction books customized to your interests. View read-alike suggestions and recommended reading lists.
Biography in Context - Biographies, including author biographies, from reference sources and journal articles in full-text as well as images and links to hand-picked web sites.
Tested and recommended by our librarians.
Connecticut Muse A Celebration of Connecticut Authors.
Includes the 2012 Directory of Connecticut Authors & Literary Venues.
CliffsNotes - Provides a character list, summary, analysis, author biography, and critical essays for over 300 literary works, plus study help on a variety of subjects for students and adults.
SparkNotes - Very similar to CliffsNotes it also includes entertaining and informative articles geared to high school and college students.
Poem Online (Poem.org) - Write and share poetry.
PoemHunter.com - Find poems and sign up for the poem of the day by email.
Poet Seers - Spiritual and religious poetry.
Poetry.com - Write and share poetry.
Poetry 180 - a poem a day for American high schools.
Poetry Archive - Audio poetry; find and listen to poetry
Poetry Daily (Poems.com) - Contemporary poetry
Poetry Foundation - Find poems and articles about poetry and poets.
Poetry Society of America - the oldest poetry organization in the United States.
Poets.org - Academy of American Poets
Times Haiku - "serendipitous poetry" from the pages of The New York Times
Tweetspeak Poetry - The best in poetry and poetic things
Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Reference Desk.
Novels and short stories
Alphabetical by author
Alphabetical by the name of the person profiled
Literary criticism, drama, poetry and essays
In the Adult Non-Fiction Collection
Organized geographically by original language or nationality of author, e.g.:
Reviews, interviews, articles & literary publications
New York Times Book Review
New York Review of Books
See also: General Periodical Indexes online
Great Courses college lectures on cassette, CD and DVD in the Fiction Room
Plays and Poetry in performance: Books On Tape or DVD in the Fiction Room; Videos/DVDs with non-fiction books
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