BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard features books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and documents as well as streaming audio and video content on a wide variety of topics.  Local Author Collection : This collection represents the best independently published titles submitted by local authors to the SELF-e program, as selected by staff at Library Journal magazine. All content is available on an unlimited multi-user basis with no checkouts or returns. You can access BiblioBoard content from the web or various mobile devices (via the BiblioBoard app) using your library card number.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

More than 3,600 encyclopedias and reference sources. Topics covered: world history and culture, medicine and health, statistics, literature, business and science.


Inkie.org

Inkie.org has three main audiences – authors, readers, and libraries.

  • The authors section has information on how to create an e-book, including the link to the Pressbooks portal. It also includes information on how to submit an e-book to Indie Illinois and/or Indie Author Project Select and/or the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project.
  • The readers section has some general information about the content available to read via BiblioBoard. This page focuses on the independently and self-published materials available on the platform.
  • The libraries page has general information for ways in which libraries can support their local authors, as well as a suite of marketing and promotional resources

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Literature Criticism Online

Full text of the Gale 19th Century, 20th Century and Contemporary Literary Criticism volumes. Thousands of essays and commentaries on contemporary and classic literature.



LitMatch: Personalized Readers’ Advisory

Do you have a lot of time on your hands this winter but don’t know what to read? Want to try some new and interesting titles? Just fill out a brief survey, and we will provide a customized list of books just for you! LitMatch is available for kids, teens and adults, as well as […]


Novelist

Reviews, reading guides and reading lists for all interests, covering fiction and nonfiction titles.