Literature and Poetry


These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.
texshare_logo_tiny 20th Century Poetry Collections
A comprehensive database of 20th century American and English poetry.
texshare_logo_tiny Contemporary Literary Criticism
Critical essays on contemporary works with biographical, critical, and principal works information.
texshare_logo_tiny Essay and General Literature Index
Features essays, anthologies, and essay collections published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada since 1985.
texshare_logo_tiny Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.
NoveList will help you find your next read. Includes reading lists, similar book and similar author suggestions, book discussion guides, and much more.
texshare_logo_tiny Play Index
Find one-act plays, radio and television plays, and monologues from 1949-present.
Round Rock Library card holders onlySalem Literature
Salem Literature offers criticism, historical context, and plot synopses in one place.
texshare_logo_tiny Scribner’s Writers Series
Contains original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world.
texshare_logo_tiny Short Story Index
Essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre.
texshare_logo_tiny Twayne’s Authors Series
Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres.
texshare_logo_tiny WorldCat
Want to borrow an item from other libraries nationwide? Use WorldCat to find and send your request online.

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The preeminent internet publisher of literature, reference and verse.
Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry
the premiere poetry on-line resource contains 250,000 full text poems and 450,000 citations, as well as poetry commentary, poets’ biographies, and literary glossary terms.
Library of Congress – Poetry and Literature
Poetry and literature from the Library of Congress.
Produced by the Academy of American Poets. Search this resource for poems, poets’ biographies, essays about poetry, and resources for K-12 teachers. Includes more than 1700 poems and audio clips read by the author or another poet.
The Pulitzer Prizes
Contains the complete list of Pulitzer Prize winners from 1917 (the first year the Prizes were awarded) to the present. The site also lists Nominated Finalists from 1980 (the first year finalists were announced) through the present.