New Resource: TumbleBook Cloud

TumbleBook Cloud is an online collection of eBooks, audio books, and National Geographic videos. You can make your own notes in any eBook and read along to the narration paired with line by line highlighting in any enhanced novel. Enjoy the classics, popular graphic novels, short stories, drama, poetry, or non fiction content covering a variety of history, civics, and science topics.  Teachers and parents will find common core aligned educator resources also included.

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Learn more about our eBook collections from our eBooks @ Clayton State guide http://clayton.libguides.com/ebooks

January Featured Resource: Something About the Author

Something About the Author is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. It covers the children’s classics like Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Matilda by Roald Dahl, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Read about the lives and works of authors and illustrators of literature for children and young adults.

Entries typically cover personal life, career, writings, adaptations, and additional sources. Autobiographical essays discuss the author’s career, interests and motivation, among other topics.

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New Resource: American Fiction, 1774-1920

amfictionAmerican 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.

September Featured Resource: Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography offers biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Trace the development of an author’s canon and the evolution of his/her reputation.

To broaden or narrow your search:

Keyword – searches the entire collection for a match within the author’s name, work titles and section headers
Full Text – searches the entire collection for a match within the entire text of the article including keyword fields
Named Author – searches the entire collection for entries about a specific author and his/her works

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JSTOR New Collection: Arts & Sciences V

We are excited to announce our JSTOR coverage now includes Arts & Sciences Collection V. The focus of this collection is on core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art & art history, and language & literature.

JSTOR provides access to archival issues of scholarly journals across more than 50 academic disciplines. The most recently published issue of any current journal will not appear in JSTOR until 1-5 years after the publishing date.

Notable Arts & Sciences V Titles:
The Antioch Review
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics
California History
The Chaucer Review
Classical Antiquity
Environmental History
Film History
Getty Research Journal
Hudson Review
Journal of American Ethnic History
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Journal of Film and Video
Journal of Folklore Research
Journal of Modern Literature
Journal of Nietzsche Studies
Massachusetts Historical Review
Mystics Quarterly
North American Review
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
The Pluralist
Polish American Studies
Research in African Literatures
Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric
Science Fiction Studies
I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance
Victorian Studies
World Literature Today

Users can create a MyJSTOR account to save searches or citations.

September Featured Resource: New Georgia Encyclopedia

bruce(historicga)Recently Bruce traveled to Savannah and when he got home, he wanted to know more about Yamacraw Bluff the most historic site in Georgia and the early years of the colony. The librarian recommended he try  the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Recently the New Georgia Encyclopedia launched a newly redesigned site. This collection includes over 2,000 articles and 6,000 images related to the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia. Users can search the collection directly or browse the following categories of interest: arts & culture, business & economy, counties, cities & neighborhoods, education, geography & environment, history & archaeology, science & medicine, sports & outdoor recreation and people. The destination feature includes art across Georgia, 10 major Civil War sites, 7 natural wonders of Georgia and north GA in the fall.

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August Featured Resource: JSTOR

JSTOR is an excellent multidisciplinary database that contains the archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It provides full text access from the first journal issues to the most recent 3–7 years depending on the specific journal.

Users can browse by subject: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Finance, Health Sciences, History, Law, Literature, Marketing & Advertising, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Statistics, Technology and Women’s Studies.

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New Resource: Book Review Index Plus

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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April Featured Resource: Literature Criticism Online

lcoprintHave you used any of these print titles from our Reference Collection? These 9 criticism titles plus Children’s Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author are now available in an electronic format. Simultaneously search across all titles to discover essays, commentary, criticism and biographical information related to literature, history and culture representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works.

Primarily used for literature research, Literature Criticism Online can be useful for history, philosophy, political science and other topics.

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New Resource: Literature Criticism Online

We recently added Literature Criticism Online to our collection of electronic resources. This resource is primarily used for literature research but can be useful for history, philosophy, political science and other humanities topics.

Literature Criticism Online offers collections of essays, commentary, criticism and biographical information related to literature, history and culture representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

This online subscription includes full archives of the following series:

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  • Children’s Literature Review
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Users have a choice of search options to broaden or narrow searches:

Keyword searches for a match within the author’s name, work title, literary topic, essay titles, critic or section headers
Full-Text searches for a match within the entire text for a comprehensive results set
Named Author searches for a match about a specific author and his or her works
Named Work searches for information about a specific work

Users also have the flexibility of browsing by authors, works or topics. Sample topics to explore:

  • American Civil War in Literature
  • Baseball in Contemporary Literature
  • Christianity in 19th Century Literature
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Drama Criticism
  • French Enlightenment
  • Hellenistic Age
  • Isaac Newton: Theology
  • Literature of the New South
  • Multiculturalism
  • Presidential Memoirs
  • Vampire in Literature

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