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AuthorCheck

Create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in Fort Bend County Libraries' catalog, and receive an email notice as soon as the library receives one of their new titles, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold.

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BiblioBoard Library

All resources in BiblioBoard library are immediately available for unlimited simultaneous use (no holds!)   BiblioBoard Library consists of a set of smaller collections:
• BiblioBoard Access contains international resources and rare materials from smaller organizations that openly share their digital artifacts around the world.
• BiblioBoard Core is a historical database covering a wide range of topics—including Literature, Philosophy, History, Geography and Science in subject anthologies and over 14,000 full-text eBooks and over 24,000 pieces of primary source content.
• Indie Texas is a showcase of Texas independent and small press fiction and non-fiction authors.

Authentication is done via geolocation so patrons physically located in Fort Bend County will not be required to log-in.   However, creating a profile is highly recommended, so the resource can be accessed outside of the Fort Bend County and allows users t to save favorites, create bookmarks, add notes, and sync preference across devices. 

For users not physically located within Fort Bend County, a profile will need to be created.  Go to create a profile page and fill out the form. Then, if Fort Bend County Library doesn't show up, go to "Add / Remove Libraries" and add it. You will then be prompted to add your library barcode (no spaces).   This is the same profile also allows access to Pressbooks.

 

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Book Connections

Resources about children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader's Advisory to help you choose the right book. 

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Books & Authors (Gale)

Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

Not in Library:  Enter your library card number (no spaces.)

 

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EBSCO E-books

More than 27,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. The eBook collection includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Search by title, author, keyword, publisher, publication date, or ISBN number.

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Gale eBooks Virtual Reference Library

Gale eBooks Virtual Reference Library

Gale eBooks is a Virtual Reference Library of reliable nonfiction eBooks that are always available.

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Find Gale eBook FAQs here: Gale eBooks FAQ

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hoopla digital

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Index to Literature from EBSCO

Index to Literature from EBSCO

One search box provides access to Essay and General Literature Index, Play Index, and Short Story Index from EBSCO/H.W. Wilson.

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Indie Author Project

Share your eBooks with new readers at library systems locally and potentially all across the U.S. and Canada with the Indie Author Project. 

This service is free for all authors, no matter how you have chosen to indie publish. The submission process takes about 5 minutes, and you are welcome to submit as many of your books as you would like. Before you submit, please make sure that your book is:
• A PDF or an ePUB file
• In the English language
• An original work to which you own the rights
Once submitted, your book will be passed through the review process, and you will be notified within 4–6 weeks if your book has been chosen as an Indie Author Project Selection.
All submissions, regardless of audience or genre, may be included in your local regions collection, if you so choose!

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Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)

Discover literary criticisms, biographies, bibliographies, social and historical context from full-text essays, articles and reviews.  Access full-text poems, short stories, plays, author portraits, literary terms, links to websites, and links to NPR broadcasts. 

Click here to watch a short video about this resource. 

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Literature Criticism Online (Gale)

Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Includes centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. click here to retrieve title list

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Literature Databases from EBSCO

Literature Databases from EBSCO

One search box provides access to H.W. Wilson’s Book Review Digest Plus and Humanities Full Text, and EBSCO’s Literary Reference Center. Find articles, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama and poetry relating to art, classical studies, film and journalism.

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Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center (Gale)

In addition to critical analysis, primary sources, and detailed work overviews, this database brings together in-depth biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information. There are more than 165,000 complete entries from popular literature series, including two award-winning series, Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors and Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography.

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Gale Literature LitFinder

LitFinder: Gale Literature

LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

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NoveList Plus (EBSCO)

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' search tool for fiction and nonfiction. Find read-alikes by author or series, or even search by appeal terms or reading level. With handy links to the library catalog, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

Learn more about NoveList in this short video.

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OverDrive & Libby

Enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks in your browser or in OverDrive's easy-to-use "Libby" mobile app. OverDrive eBooks can be downloaded in Kindle format.

Find OverDrive FAQs here: OverDrive FAQ

Watch a short video introduction to OverDrive here

Watch a short video tutorial on how to download the Libby by OverDrive app here and a video tutorial on how to borrow and place holds using Libby by OverDrive here

 

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Pressbooks

Pressbooks

With Pressbooks, create professional-quality eBook and print-ready book files with no design or tech experience necessary and at no cost to you as an author.  Once created, Pressbooks files are ready to distribute commercially or share to the Indie Author Project.

A profile will need to be created prior to using this resource.  This same profile will also be used to access BiblioBoard Library. 

 

 

 

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Salem Press Online

A collection of mostly full-text eBook versions of popular Salem Press print books in the fields of Literature, History, Science, and Health.

Not in Library: To log in, click on "Library Card Number," then enter your FBCL library card number (no spaces) to proceed to the registration page.

 

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