Books & Literature

* = database from the State Library of Kansas

Epics for Students

Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

Gale Virtual Reference Library   

Small collection of reference titles to view online or download.

Literary Reference Center*   

Browse and search full-text of literary works alongside journal articles, author biographies, and reviews. Library and home use.

Novels for Students  

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Books, magazines and other materials available to qualified patrons through the Talking Books Program.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology  

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.