Core Collections (EBSCO)

These six unique databases contain librarian-selected book recommendations to assist librarians doing collection development.

SIRS Discoverer (Proquest)

Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, this research tool covers a wide range of subjects including reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology.

UXL Graphic Novels

Graphic novels — novels merging pictures and rich language to create a unique experience of literature and art — are enjoying a renewed popularity, especially with students and young adults. U*X*L’s Graphic Novelists introduces researchers to the authors and illustrators behind these works, taking care to define and explore the distinction between comic books and graphic novels.


A classic reference work, Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon. 

NoveList Plus

Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.