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Online Resources - Literature/Reading

Information on the study of literature including poetry, short stories and essays; author biographies and lists of works; poems; reader’s advisory on what to read next; and information on series’ titles.

Available from home with library cardConnect from computers outside the Library. (14-digit Library Card number required.)

Available from home with library cardConnect from computers inside the Joplin Public Library.

Reference Librarian

Patty Crane

Reference Desk Telephone

417-624-5465

Reference Databases

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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Discovering Collection
Reference works, primary source materials, creative works, and audio and video clips covering the core curriculum subjects including history, science, literature, and social studies.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library eBook Collection (Ebscohost) formerly NetLibrary
eBooks are electronic versions of 6000+ printed books including many general interest, reference, technical, and how-to books that can be viewed online on any PC connected to the Internet.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Litfinder
(Includes Poemfinder and Storyfinder)
LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains primary literature content, including more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Novelist Plus
A reader's advisory tool that allows you to search for novels and readable nonfiction titles by author, subject, plot, etc., as well as finding similar titles to a specific title or author.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Novelist K-8 Plus
A reader's advisory tool for children and teens that allows you to search for novels and readable nonfiction titles by author, subject, plot, etc. Find biographies, Award Winners, Grab and Go Book Lists, and much more
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Salem Literature  
Online access to the reference books Masterplots, Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes, and Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Show-ME the World (Firstsearch)
A database of over 45,000,000 books, periodicals, and other materials held in libraries around the world.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library TumbleBooks
A collection of animated, talking picture books. Included in the collection are puzzles, games, language learning, readables, and audioboooks.  To use from home contact the Library (417-623-7953 or 417-623-2184) for username and password.

 

Web Sites

Baker & Taylor Title Source 3 – Information on published works including information on availability for purchase. Available ONLY inside Joplin Public Library. Requires a password, please ask Reference Staff for assistance.

What’s Next?
Database developed by the Kent District Library on series fiction - books on a recurring character (Harry Potter, Stephanie Plum, or Anita Blake), place (Mitford, Forgotten realms, or space), or theme (time travel, the old west, or dragons).