Biographies & About Literature

Provides 330,000 full length biographies on more than 220,000 people. Artists, religious leaders, newsmakers and scientists are among the biographies found in this service.

Find timely, critical analyses of key literary works authored by more than 600 novelists, poets, short story writers, playwrights, and other creative writers. Users can access biographical and critical introductions to major and new authors, find full-text criticism of major literary works, and target sources for further research.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service including over three million entries from titles by the world's best reference publishers. Find information in dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, multi-lingual references, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature. Available for use only at Cedar Mill and Cedar Mill Bethany Libraries.

Search a collection of dozens of online reference books for adults and kids. Find reliable, authoritative information in the fields of history, social sciences, government & law, religion, science & technology, biography, and literature.

Provides middle school and high school students access to biographies; information on authors and their works; data on science and scientists; information on states, nations and provinces; resources for the study of African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native North Americans and Asian Americans; information on foods and recipes of the world; and more.

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Kids InfoBits

For students in kindergarten through grade five. Includes more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, more than 6,400 searchable, indexed images, Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags and seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs. Subject categories include animals, arts and entertainment, geography, health, history and social studies, inventions and technology, plants, people, science and math, sports, stories and literature, and transportation.

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NoveList Plus

Helps fiction and nonfiction readers find new authors or titles. Describe a book and get suggestions of titles to read. Find book reviews, information to use in book discussions, and lists of award-winning books.