In addition to the 22 databases currently available to libraries participating in the Statewide Database Licensing Program (SDLP), two new resources have been added:
Books & Authors is a reader’s advisory tool that includes plot summaries, reading recommendations for similar titles, and searchable information on genre, characters, subjects, and time period. It is ideal for reading groups, book clubs, and students.
LitFinder provides access to a broad span of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history. Including more than 150,000 full-text poems and over 800,000 poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The resource also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Users can browse works by thousands of subjects, themes, genres, and movements.
The State Library’s new Gale/Cengage contract also brings changes to the list of eBooks made available in Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). Please take a moment to review the list of 89 titles now available. Your library’s Gale/Cengage sales representative can provide you with detailed information about your library’s direct subscriptions, and can also provide affordable pricing for libraries that may want to continue to subscribe to titles no longer on the state list. A list of titles that are no longer available in the state's contract is available.