Thursday, November 13, 2008

Links: Databases

Databases available through the library. You will be prompted to enter a card number before you can enter these sites.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes Contemporary Novelists, Contemporary Poets, Drama for Students, and Nonfiction Classics for Students.

Search for series information, author information, suggestions for more books like the ones you enjoy, and more.

Literature Resource Center
Biographies, bibliographies, & critical analyses of authors from every age and literary form including fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism.

Links: If You Like...

Lists of authors and titles similar to your favorites.

Click on the "Author Read-alikes" link on the left. (You'll need a current library card for access.)

All Together Now

Fiction_L Booklists: Author-Based Lists

Multnomah County Library

Overbooked: A Resource for Omnivorous Readers

Rolling Meadows Library

Links: eBooks

Audiobooks, Music & More
Check out eBooks like you check out regular library books. A service of LPL and the State Library of Kansas.

Online Books Page
A directory of free books on the web, hosted by the libraries at the University of Pennsylvania.

Project Gutenberg
Free access to more than 33,00 ebooks.

Links: Recommended Reads

Oprah's Book Club
Summaries, discussion questions, author interviews and more for Oprah's picks.

NPR's You Must Read This
Book recommendations from authors.

Life-Changing Lit: Celebs Fave Books
Book recommendations from celebrities presented by the Today Show.

The Buzz Board
Book recommendations from "smart people"--authors, journalists, politicians, and experts of all stripes.

Life Changing Reads
Books that had a profound impact on "the most eminent achievers of our times."

Links: Book Reviews

The online version of the monthly publication BookPage, also available in print at Lawrence Public Library.

Book industry news, reviews and articles.

Book industry news, reviews and articles.

National Public Radio
Expanded book coverage from NPR.

New York Review of Books
Selected articles and reviews, and podcasts.

New York Times
News, reviews, interviews, features, bestseller lists, and podcasts

A “web site for ravenous readers”, specializing in literary and genre fiction book lists and information.

Powell's Books Daily Dose
Daily reviews by Powell's customers.

Salon Books
Lengthy reviews and author interviews.

USA Today Books News, reviews, interviews, features, and bestseller lists.

Links: Award Winners

ALA Notable Fiction
ALA Notable Nonfiction
Additional information can be found on the American Library Association's site.

ALA Black Caucus Literary Awards
For books written by African American Authors.

Audie Awards
For audiobooks. Find more information and past winners at the Audio Publishers Association site.

Bram Stoker Awards
For the best horror fiction.

John W. Campbell Award
For best science fiction novel.

Christy Awards
For Christian fiction. Find more information and past winners at the Christy Awards site.

Edgar Awards
For the best mystery fiction. Find more information and past winners at the Mystery Writers Association Site.

Hugo Awards
For the best science fiction. Find more information and past winners at the Hugo Awards site.

The James Beard KitchenAid Book Awards
For the best cookbooks and food writing. Find more information and past winners at the James Beard Foundation site.

Kansas Notable Books
For books about Kansas or written by Kansans.

Man Booker Prize
For best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.

National Book Awards for Fiction
National Book Awards For Nonfiction
National Book Awards for Poetry
For books written by American citizens. Find more information and past winners at the National Book Award site.

Nebula Awards
For science fiction and fantasy. Find more information and past winners at the Nebula Awards site.

PEN/Faulkner Awards
For fiction written by an American Citizen. Find more information and past winners at the Pen/Faulkner Foundation site.

Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Pulitzer Prize for History
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Find additional information and awards at the Pulitzer Prizes site.

RITA Awards
For romance fiction. Find more information and past awards at the Romance Writers of America site.

Spur Awards
For western fiction.

Stonewall Book Awards
For books related to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.

For more award winning books, visit NoveList and click on the "Award Winners" link in the left column.

Links: Bestsellers

New York Times Lists:
Fiction Hardcover
Fiction Paperback
Nonfiction Hardcover
Nonfiction Paperback
Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Hardcover
Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Paperback

Publisher's Weekly

USA Today's Top 150 Bestsellers

American Booksellers Association