American Fiction, 1774-1920 encompasses more than 17,5000 works of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I, including thousands never before available online. This digital collection is based on authoritative bibliographies including Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography, widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the 18th and 19h centuries, and Geoffrey D. Smith’s American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, comprising nearly three-quarters of all adult fiction published in the United States during this time period.
Explore the development of American literature in a changing culture through novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, allegories, travel accounts and sketches.
Book Review Index Plus indexes reviews from scholarly and popular English-language journals from 1965 to the present, primarily in the fields of general fiction and non-fiction, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Searching is possible by author or title of the book under review, or by the journal in which the review appeared. Advanced Search allows combining author, title, and journal, and also permits searching by reviewer, illustrator, publisher, and additional limiting by length of review, refereed journals only, date, and full-text reviews.
Our Popular Reading Collection is a combination of best sellers, popular fiction, non-fiction and biographies. This collection is located near the University Center entrance and books are available for a 28-day check out. Highlights of latest titles added to our Popular Reading Collection:
Daddy’s gone a hunting / Mary Higgins Clark
All you could ask for / Mike Greenberg
A Dying fall / Elly Griffiths
12th of never / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Unintended consequences / Stuart Woods
Big data : a revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think / Mayer-Schönberger, Viktor
Your survival instinct is killing you : retrain your brain to conquer fear, make better decisions, and thrive in the 21st century / Schoen, Marc
In the kingdom of the sick : a social history of chronic illness in America / Laurie Edwards
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother / Julia Sweeney
Jumpstart to skinny : the simple 3-week plan for supercharged weight loss / Bob Harper
Fast metabolism diet : eat more food and lose more weight / Haylie Pomroy
It’s all good : delicious, easy recipes that will make you look good and feel great / Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen
The wow factor: insider style secrets for every body and every budget / Stafford, Jacqui
Liberace extravaganza! / Connie Furr Soloman and Jan Jewett
American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things / Bob Dotson
The Girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II / Denise Kiernan
Let me tell you something : life as a real housewife, tough-love mother, and street-smart businesswoman / Caroline Manzo
Instant mom / Nia Vardalos
We have added a new online resource to our electronic resources collection. Book Review Index Plus indexes reviews from scholarly and popular English-language journals from 1965 to the present, primarily in the fields of general fiction and non-fiction, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Searching is possible by author or title of the book under review, or by the journal in which the review appeared. Advanced Search allows combining author, title, and journal, and also by reviewer, illustrator, publisher, and additional limiting by length of review, refereed journals only, date, and full-text reviews.
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Finals are finished. Your research paper’s been turned in. The semester is over! It’s time to put down your textbook, log off of GALILEO, and curl up with a good book. Now, you can find that book at your CSU Library.
In April, the Library launched the Popular Reading Collection. The addition of this collection was partially in response to student comments and requests for more leisure reading materials. The Popular Reading Collection is located just inside the Library’s University Center entrance directly opposite the Circulation Desk, and includes bestselling authors, popular biography, general nonfiction, hobbies, self-improvement and much more.
In order to check out books over the summer, students must be registered and paid for the summer semester. If you have any questions or need to determine if your library account is active, please call the Circulation Desk at 678-466-4345.
Here’s a sample of what you can expect to find in the Popular Reading Collection:
• Assassin by Ted Bell
• Beading Vintage-style Jewelry by Marty Stevens Heebner
• Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
• The 5th horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
• Little Bee by Chris Cleave
• I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down by Jennifer Hudson
• The Husband by Dean Koontz
• Low Down and Dirty: a novel by Vickie Stringer
• Lucille, the life of Lucille Ball by Kathleen Brady
• Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
• Obama, the Historic Front Pages created by David Elliot Cohen
• The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
• Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva
• The Royals by Kitty Kelly
• Sidney Poitier, Man, Actor, Icon by Aram Goudsouzian
The next time you are on Main Street UC, make a quick stop at the Library to pick up a good book – just for fun.