Information on great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
For readers. Resources about children's and young adult books.
Online literacy resource pairing classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.
Comprehensive resource for reviews of books, periodicals, books-on-tape, and electronic media.
Bibliographic records, subjects guide, full-text reviews, and publisher information for a wide variety of publications.
For middle school students through adults. A guide to understanding the most studied plays.
For middle school students through adults. A guide to understanding novels from various cultures and time periods.
For middle school students through adults. A guide to understanding the most studied poems.
For middle school students through adults. A guide to understanding the most studied short stories.
Full text literary analysis and criticism including plot summaries, synopses, author biographies and interviews, and book reviews.
Scholarly and popular commentary from centuries of literary analysis, including broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals.
Full-text articles and works, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more.
Resource for helping readers find books they will want to read next, for both fiction and nonfiction.
For grades K–8. Resource for helping to match young readers with books.
Receive emails Mon–Fri with chapters from a popular book to help you determine if it's a book you want to finish. Includes a wide range of genres and interests and both fiction and nonfiction.
Meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words from across the English-speaking world. Updated quarterly.
Bilingual dictionaries for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, including a pronunciation feature and other language learning and usage tools.
Full text of hundreds of thousands of poems and short stories as well as author biographies, poem analyses, and essays about the poetic form.
For pre-K through 8th grade. Search for books by author, topic, grade, series, or time period.
For readers and educators. Resources about children's and young adult books.
For grades 7–12. A robust selection of eBooks, graphic novels, educator resources, and more. No downloads, no waiting.
Collection of over 500 fiction and nonfiction animated, talking story, and chapter books. Includes French and Spanish books, National Geographic videos, puzzles, games, and songs.
For middle school students through adults. Tools on how to write and research effectively, grammar and punctuation, writing specific types of documents, and more.