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Books & Literature Online Resources

All databases are available for use in the library. You can access many of these resources from home with your library card. Items followed by an asterisk (*) can be accessed from home only by Lexington residents.

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Biography (Gale In Context) Web IconBiography (Gale In Context)

Combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography Resource Center also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.

BookFlix logoBookFlix*

Scholastic BookFlix is a new interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning - online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.

Hoopla Digital Collection

Hoopla offers a broad selection of streaming and downloadable media in your browser or through the Hoopla app for your mobile device. Borrow up to 3 items per calendar month without needing to put anything on hold. View a video tutorial on how to use Hoopla.

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Literature Resource Center Web IconLiterature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

NoveList logoNoveList

NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.

OverDrive logoOverDrive

Provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos available for users to download.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) logoOxford English Dictionary (OED)

Search the Oxford English Dictionary online for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, and includes Historical Thesaurus.

WorldCat logoWorldCat

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content.