Books and Authors

These online resources are great place to begin your research about books and authors.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try searching the catalog or asking a librarian.

Free State Wide Artemis: Literary Sources

A collection of electronic reference books on writers and literature. Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Free State Wide Books and Authors

Featuring the What Do I Read Next? collection, Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Free State Wide Literature Resource Center

Researchers at all levels will find the information they need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Includes biographical entries on more than 135,000 authors, more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from scholarly journals, literary magazines, and other reference books.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Free With C/W MARS Card NoveList Plus

Looking for a good book to read? NoveList can help! Contains lists, reviews, feature articles, and more. Search by authors, plot lines, series, reading level, etc.
NoveList Plus, the non-fiction counterpart to NoveList, is a guide to narrative non-fiction such as history, biography, adventure, travel, you name it. An easy interface with many search options makes this an excellent reader’s advisory tool.

Free with any C/W MARS library card, and provided by the C/W MARS library network.