Books, Literature & Periodicals

biblioboardA collection of e -books from the E-Read Texas Unlimited Collection, including popular non-fiction such as travel, nutrition and health, and gardening, along with adult and young adult fiction. Accessible anywhere in Texas.

bookconnectionsResources about children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader’s Advisory to help you choose the right book.

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An essential library tool providing access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines. 

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Full text for thousands of recently published fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics, such as business, economics, history, law, literature, psychology, religion, the STEM subjects and more. 

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FirstSearch delivers precise, full-featured searching of WorldCat, the largest database of library bibliographic information. It enables people to find authoritative content in every format from library collections worldwide. 

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An index of essays from more than 9,000 anthologies published in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain since 1985, with coverage spanning the entire range of humanities and social sciences. 

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A resource that provides full text of notable scholarly resources as well as specialized magazines covering art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and more. 

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A rich collection of full text covering thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. 

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A resource offering cover-to-cover full text for U.S.,international and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks. 

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OverDrive- eBooks, Digital AudioBooks, and Streaming Video.  Please note if you get an error message @ checkout, your library card may have expired.  Please call the library @ 903.984.1529 and the staff can update your library card information 

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An index of classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. 

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A comprehensive collection of copyrighted, American, twentieth-century poetry, this database covers more than 316 of the most important and studied poets and includes over 52,000 works. 


A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library.

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Newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources published in the United States and Canada. 

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The most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information and current pricing structures for popular serials. 

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An essential index for readers seeking short stories by author or genre and those researching a literary figure or body of work. 

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WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.