State University Ely Library
Book & Journal Databases
All databases are restricted to Westfield State University Students, Staff, and Faculty.
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Book Information | Book
Reviews | TextBooks |
French Language Books
Journals | Government
Books and Authors
Offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.
Online - American Library Association
A searchable / browseable database of more than 120,000 reviews.
8,000 recommended-only reviews of books, audiobooks, reference sources,
video, and DVD titles are added each year. Spotlight issues provide coverage
on popular genres, topics and themes such as biography, young adult, multicultural
literature, graphic novels, romance, sports, and much more.
WorldCat Database (OCLC Union Catalog) - OCLC
11th Century - Updated Daily.
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with 39 million bibliographic
records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th
Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.
/ Search Guide
Reviews from various Newspapers and Online Sources:
Abebooks.com the world's
largest online marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print books.
Abebooks connects those who buy books with those who sell them.
Amazon.com Online bookstore
with over 12 million book and music items for sale or auction. Searchable
by Author, Title, Subject.
Barnes and Noble Online
bookstore with over 8 million titles. Searchable by Author, Title, Subject.
Includes a searchable Out-of-Print section.
of 7 million out-of-print books. The Seven million old, used and rare books
are offered here for sale by three thousand booksellers around the world
make this the largest and possibly the most interesting bookselling site
on the Web. Searchable by Author, Title, Publisher.
Alibris (Formerly Interloc).
Database and global computer network for locating used, rare, and hard-to-find
books. Database contains over 4 million out-of-print books, maps, autographs,
Links to the catalogs of U.S. Publishers and University Presses and Foreign
Buy college textbooks online. Offers used textbooks, new textbooks,
study guides and CDs. Also buys your textbooks in the textbook buyback
efollett Online Bookstore
New and used college textbooks.
- Chegg Sells and rents textbooks, including etextbooks.. Also buys used textbooks. Offers course reviews and grade distributions as well as homework help for all courses
New York Times Books
Includes the complete Sunday Book Review, daily book related news and reviews,
a searchable archive of over 50,000 New York Times Book Reviews, bestseller
lists, and more. Registration required.
New York Review of
Books Includes a complete, searchable index of the magazine's
contents from 1963 to the present plus the full text of all pieces published
in the Review since November 1996. Fees are charged for older material
in the Archives.
Books Reviews by book editor and author Henry Kisor.
Times Book Review
Arts & Letters DailyAn
updated report of news and reviews; covers philosophy, aesthetics, literature,
language, trends, breakthroughs, ideas, criticism, culture, history, art,
disputes, and gossip.
Scitech Daily Review
Provides links to science and technology articles including Books and Media
Reviews, Features and Background articles, and Analysis and Opinion articles.
London Review of Books
Online edition of a semi-monthly book review from England. Provides full
text articles, reviews, and letters to the editor and a review archive
back to 1997. Good source for reviews of British books and authors.
The Textbook League Provides independent, expert appraisals of textbooks that publishers are
selling to schools right now. The Textbook League was established
in 1989 to support the creation and acceptance of sound schoolbooks. Their
chief activity is the publication of The Textbook Letter (or TTL),
a bimonthly bulletin that is mailed to subscribers throughout the United
States. Tables of contents are available on the web site.
Textbook,org This free site allows users to check the inventory of 45+ popular bookstores (like Amazon, Half, & Chegg) with one simple search, and compare prices on all available new, used and rental textbooks on one page.
Bouquins.Net - Bouquins
The International Directory of the Book. Provides a French language
international search engine about books plus information on Old books and
booksellers, Arts of the book, Reading Associations, Editions, E-books,
Authors, The book on the NET, New books, and more. WWW
Directory - Ebsco Current
File Updated Quarterly
The Serials Directory, 14th Edition provides up-to-date, accurate bibliographic
information for more than 178,500 U.S. and international serials from over
85,000 publishers. Includes historical data for over 20,000 titles. Search Guide | Video Tutorial
GPO Monthly Catalog - U. S. Gov't Printing
Office July 1976 - Updated Monthly
Records of items published by the GPO. Includes references to congressional
committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments,
and more. FirstSearch
/ Search Guide
Technical Information Service (NTIS) -
Searchable database containing references to 370,000 technical publications,
datafiles, CD-ROMs, and audiovisual material added to the NTIS collection
since 1990. WWW
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