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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.)

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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 Ebsco eBook Collection
Change the description to: eBooks are digital editions of 50,000+ printed books for all ages including many fiction, general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles. They can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet or dowloaded to a computer or device. Titles in the Sharpe Global History & Culture collection are now accessed here. To use eBooks from a device outside the library you must have a Joplin Public Library card. See Reference Staff.​
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full digital access to over 700 nonfiction ebooks covering a variety of subjects including biographies, health, science, business plans, authors, and much more.
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 from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Salem Press Online
Digital access to the full content of the Health, History, Science, and Literature Salem Press titles owned by the library. Titles include Magill's Encyclopedia of ​Medicine, Great Events, Great Lives, and Defining Documents of History, the Solar System, Masterplots and many more.
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. 

 

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).