Publisher-verified information on all U.S. books in print. Find in-print and forthcoming books, and books declared out-of-print or out-of-stock since 1979.
Books & Reading
Books & Reading
Information on the lives and writings of current authors, as well as those no longer publishing but who were active within the past 50 years.
A catalog of titles held by libraries throughout the world. The description for each title links to a list of “Libraries Worldwide” that own that title. Use this resource to discover materials beyond the Chicago Public Library.
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Descriptions and reviews of more than 125,000 fiction titles. Find recommendations based on your favorite titles, authors, subjects and genres.
Find picture books, easy readers, chapter books or books for teens by picking what types of people should be in the story, what happens in the story, and where and when the story takes place. Look up a book you like and find others similar to it.
Expert advice on great fiction and nonfiction reads from the editors and reviewers of Booklist. Read the latest reviews and columns or search for reviews by topic, audience, date, etc.
Articles from general-interest magazines and scholarly journals. Search two separate databases (MasterFILE Complete and OmniFile Full Text Select) covering more than 3,500 publications.
Articles from hundreds of newspapers and newsfeeds from around the world, including the Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights), New York Times, USA Today, Globe and Mail (Canada), The Times (London), The Times of India and Daily Yomiuri (Japan). Coverage varies by title, with full text for some titles available back to the 1980s.