Homework Help
Middle and High School • Literature

eBooks To Go
Downloadable ebooks,eaudio books, emusic and evideo - available 24/7!

Literature Criticism Online  http://0-infotrac.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/itweb/lvccld_main?db=GLA

Literature for Students (GVRL)  http://go.galegroup.com/ps?p=GVRL.FSSG&u=lvccld_main
Always available eBooks on authors, literature themes & symbolism.

Literature Topics - Junior Reference Collection  http://0-find.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/srcx/infomark.do?subjectArea=Literature&userGroupName=lvccld_main&prodId=JRC&type=subjectTopics&version=1.0&source=gale
Select Literary Topics, Genres, and Movements for information from books, primary sources and multi-media.

Club Read - Teens  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/clubreadteens
Looking for something to read or listen to this summer? Check out the latest books, graphic novels, magazines, music, eBooks and audiobooks.

Literature - Hot Topic  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/literature
Looking for critical reviews, essays and author biographies? Look no further! The library has gathered their best resources on popular authors or obscure ones. Try the Artemis for one stop searching.

Literature Collection (GVRL)  http://0-find.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/gvrl/start.do?prodId=GVRL.LITC&userGroupName=lvccld_main
An all encompassing source of information and criticism about authors and their works, playrights, poetry, short stories and graphic novels.


Timelines - World Book  http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/referencecenter/timeline?ac=all
Find a timeline of Political Leaders, World History, Arts & Literature or Science. Create a login to edit the timeline and make it your own.


Encyclopedia Mythica at Pantheon  http://www.pantheon.org/
An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between.

Fabulous Creatures, Mythical Monsters, and Animal Power Symbols: A Handbook  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9781567206623
From early times humans have been fascinated by the animal and bird kingdoms. Over the centuries, a strong mythology of mystical and mythical creatures has developed

Greek and Roman Folklore: A Handbook  http://0-ebooks.greenwood.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.jsp?x=GR3575&p=cover
Offers some overview of definitions of folklore and some limitations, ancient and modern, in the way we tend to approach it.


Reading Printables for Grades 6-8  http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/printables-6th-8th-grade/
These will sharpen your language arts skills. Scroll down to the Reading section.


Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780765622129&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Includes examination of such motifs as Bewitching, Chance and Fate, Choice of Roads, Death or Departure of the Gods, the Double, Ghosts and Other Revenants, the Hero Cycle, Journey to the Otherworld, Magic Invulnerability, Soothsayer, Transformation, Tricksters, and more.

Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780195313635&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
A collection of thirty-six Jewish fairy tales from virtually every corner of the world, including Morocco and India, Spain, Eastern Europe, Babylon and Egypt.

Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Volume 1: A-F  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313049484
The encyclopedia's coverage is global and multicultural. It extends beyond Europe and North America to include information about significant individuals, titles, and traditions from regions and cultures throughout the world.

Study Aids

Spark Notes  http://www.sparknotes.com
You've read the book, but you need help with the analysis. Use the Spark Notes to help you understand what you've read, and what it means.


American Ethnic Writers  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781587651809&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Explores the rich tradition of American ethnic writers and the ways in which they have expressed their sense of identity through literature, both fiction and nonfiction.

Authors and Artists for Young Adults  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=0HOA&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=aboutSeries&p=GVRL.FSSG&sw=w
Discover fascinating and entertaining facts about the writers, artists, film directors, graphic novelists, and other creative personalities.

Contemporary Authors   http://0-find.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/gvrl/start.do?prodId=GVRL.CONTAUTH&userGroupName=lvccld_main
A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.

African American Literature

Encyclopedia of African American Folklore: Volume I, A-F  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313097737

Encyclopedia of African American Folklore: Volume II, G-P  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313097744

Encyclopedia of African American Folklore: Volume III, Q-Z  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313097751

Authors - Women

American Women Writers, 1900-1945  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780313032554&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Provides overviews of American women writers who wrote or published their most significant works between 1900 and 1945. Offers biographical information about the author, an analysis of the author's major works, an overview of the critical reception of the author's works, and a bibliography that lists works by the author and works that have been written about the author and her works.

American Women Writers: Colonial Times to Present  http://0-find.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/gvrl/infomark.do?type=aboutBook&prodId=GVRL&eisbn=9781558625389&userGroupName=lvccld_main&version=1.0
Contains biographical and critical essays on 1,328 American women writers covering all genres and all periods of American history.


Shakespeare Collection  http://0-infotrac.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/itweb/lvccld_main?db=SHAX

Resources include the most recent Arden Shakespeare editions of the complete works, as well as editions and adaptations of Shakespeare's works, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, images,a timeline and references.

Shakespeare for Students  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|1RIK&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

Jewish Literature

Masterpieces of Jewish American Literature  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313082320
Provides biographical and critical information related to 10 major works of Jewish American literature.

Graphic Literature

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels, 2010  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780313357473&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL.SATA&sw=w
Focuses on English-language comics, plus a small selection of influential Japanese and European works, with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.

May Contain Graphic Material: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Film  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9781573567701
Provides a historical survey of films based on graphic novels and comic books, focusing on 15 innovative films and film franchises that have been crucial to the development of this wildly popular film genre.

© 2006-2014 Las Vegas-Clark County Library District