Databases, when accessed by using a computer outside of the library, may require your 14-digit Union Public Library barcode number.

Bloom’s Literature
Resource for studying literature through critical essays, author biographies, and character analysis.

Literary Reference Center
Literature database including plot summaries, synopses, literary criticism and essays, author bios and more from literary journals, book reviews, and author interviews from antiquity to the present day. 

Looking for a good read?  This easy to use readers’ advisory tool offers suggestions from hundreds of thousands of titles by genre, author, or recommendations based on your favorites.

NoveList K-8
Readers from preschool through middle school can find reading materials through this reader’s advisory database. Search by author, title, series, theme or topic.

Salem History, Literature, and Science
Database includes literature, with critical insights on authors, fiction and nonfiction;  history dating back to 476 c.e.; and science including applied science, principles of science, principles of business, the solar system and more.