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DISCUS logo Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

DISCUS logo  Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Bloom’s Literary Reference Online features content from Facts On File’s extensive print literature collection, hundreds of Harold Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom’s Literary Criticism imprint.

Book Index with Reviews

Easily locate information on over 3.8 million book titles including large print & books on tape. Fiction and non-fiction titles in all genres. Full-text searchable reviews from Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, CHOICE and others.


Introducing BookFlix®, the new interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning – online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.

Books & Authors

For librarians and readers of all ages, comprehensive reference database for locating reviews of books, periodicals, books-on-tape and electronic media. Book jacket images, book reviews from more than 30 sources.


Largest, unbiased, web-based bibliographic resource in the U.S. Browse over 5 million book, audio book and video titles. Bestsellers, award winners, read reviews or search titles by your favorite author. Available only at library locations.

Contemporary Novelists

Biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.

Contemporary Poets

Biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets including 120 new to this edition. Entries include personal and career information, addresses, a detailed bibliography, a list of further reading sources and more. Each entry also includes a signed critical essay covering each poet's career and works, written by an expert in the field.

DISCUS logo  Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a perfect starting point for students, researchers and lifelong learners who are creating research projects, writing topic papers or just doing research. It contains hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies and dictionaries. In addition to this traditional content, Credo offers DRM-free access to over 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.

Fiction Connection

Discover titles similar to books you already enjoy or explore books by topic, genre, setting, character traits, location and time frame.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Granger's Poetry Database

Index of poetry found in anthologies and the collected works of individual poets. Currently has nearly 50,000 poems in full-text and more than 400,000 poem citations.

DISCUS logo  Literary Reference Center Plus

Plot summaries, synopses, work overviews, author biographies and interviews, literary criticism and book reviews, full-text of over 300 literary journals, and more. Detailed information on the most studied authors. Content from major literary reference works and from Harold Bloom’s literary criticism series.

Literature Resource Center

Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Researchers at all levels will find the information they need, with content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world.

Non-fiction Connection

Find non-fiction titles based on other non-fiction books you have already read.

DISCUS logo  NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.

DISCUS logo  NoveList Plus K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.

Poetry & Short Story
Reference Center

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center provides a robust collection of poetry and short stories to enhance your library’s literary collection. The database incorporates contemporary content from the finest publishers and provides supplemental content.

Read the Books

For kids preschool through 8th grade. Browse books, watch 3-D animated video book reviews and reserve books from the Greenville County Library System catalog.

Salem Literature

This database, which includes Magill's Critical Survey of Long Fiction and Critical Insights series, offers user-friendly access to analytical essays (both classic criticism and original analysis) on authors and works central to literary study. Search by full-text, abstract, title and keywords. Browse alphabetically by author or title.