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San Juan College Library Catalog
http://library.sanjuancollege.edu

A listing of all the books available in the SJC Library.

Authors

American Authors
http://www.public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/aufram.html

Information and links to sites about individual American authors up through the 1920s.

American Authors on the Web
http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/AmeLit.html

Links to sites about American Authors born between 1500 and the1950s, arranged by birth year.

Author Bibliographies
http://www.myunicorn.com/biblios.html

Over 5,000 author bibliographies from A Mystical Unicorn Online Used Bookstore

Latin American Authors & Literature
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/literature

Links to sites about individual Latin American authors, organized by country.

The Modern Word
http://www.themodernword.com/authors.html

Essays on experimental twentieth and twenty-first century authors.

Native American Authors
http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/

Provides “information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.”

Storytellers: Native American Authors
http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers

A wealth of information on Native American authors, reviews of their books, interviews, and calendar of scheduled events and author appearances.

Voice of the Shuttle – American Literature
http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2739

Links to websites with information on American Literature and individual authors from colonial times to the present.

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Book Awards

AwardWeb
http://dpsinfo.com/awardweb

The emphasis on this site is SciFi, but it does include a fairly comprehensive list of links to major literary award pages.

Caldecott Medal
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal

It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards
http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards

Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."

National Book Awards
http://www.nationalbook.org

The Awards are given to recognize achievements in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.

Newbery Medal
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal

It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Nobel Prize in Literature
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/

The Nobel Prize in Literature is to be given to the author who "shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction." This site contains information about each of the laureates: bio-bibliography, Nobel lecture, and links to other sites.

PEN / Faulkner Award for Fiction
http://www.penfaulkner.org/award-for-fiction

Confers an annual national prize for the best work of fiction by an American author.

Pulitzer Prizes
http://www.pulitzer.org/

Up to 21 Pulitzers are awarded each year in areas from journalism to literature, drama, poetry, and music.

Book Dealers

abebooks.com
http://www.abebooks.com/

“Access the bookshelves of thousands of used, secondhand, rare, and out-of-print booksellers around the world.”

Alibris
http://www.alibris.com/

A “ leading global supplier of hard-to-find books.”

AllBookstores.com
http://www.allbookstores.com/

Compares prices of new and used books from online and traditional book stores.

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/

One of the largest online booksellers in the world.

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

The online presence of this well-known bookstore.

Bookfinder
http://www.bookfinder.com/

“View the collections of over 40,000 sellers of new, used, rare, and out-of-print books.” Over forty million titles available.

City Lights Books
http://www.citylights.com/

City Lights is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics.

History E-Book Project
http://www.humanitiesebook.org/pod.html

Includes Print on Demand (POD) service: order a print version of a book and have it delivered within two weeks.

Powell's Books: Used, New, and Out-of-Print
http://www.powells.com/

The legendary independent bookstore.

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Books Online

Alchemy Web Site
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/index.html

Full-text alchemical resources and art.

Anarchy Archives
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/index.html

An online research center on the history and theory of anarchism.

Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
http://www.bartleby.com/

Free access to books online.

Biblegateway.com
http://bible.gospelcom.net/bible?

Full text of the Bible. Many versions to choose from.

Bureau of Public Secrets
http://www.bopsecrets.org/

An eclectic collection of texts including Situationist essays and poet Kenneth Rexroth.

Cyberpunk Library
http://project.cyberpunk.ru/lib/

Classics and essentials from this science fiction genre.

Dear Reader
http://www.dearreader.com/

When users sign up for this free book club, they are emailed a chapter a day (up to 2-3 chapters before a new title begins).

Complete Works of Shakespeare
http://the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html

Dowse / Fiction Hub
http://www.dowse.com/fiction.html

Classic and contemporary short stories.

Electronic Literature Foundation
http://www.thegreatbooks.org/

Great works from Austen to Voltaire. ELF offers a wonderful bookmark feature, great for researchers comparing text.

Geoffrey Chaucer
http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/index.html

Chaucer's works, plus information on Middle English and translations.

Gnosis Archive
http://www.gnosis.org/

Includes the Gospel of Thomas, Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Library, and other Gnostic Scriptures.

History E-Book Project
http://www.humanitiesebook.org/pod.html

Includes Print on Demand (POD) service: order a print version of a book and have it delivered within two weeks.

Online Books Page
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books

Links to books that are “freely readable” over the internet. Include links to online banned books, prize winning books, a “Celebration of Women Writers”.

Online Text Collection from the IPL
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum60.60.00/

An excellent collection of over 20,000 books online. Searchable by author, title, or you can browse by Dewey Decimal classification.

Page By Page Books
http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/

Hundreds of classic titles.

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org

Over 10,000 online titles which are now in the public domain. This site requires some technical know-how and a lot of patience, but is impressive.

Text.com
http://textz.gnutenberg.net/index.php3?enhanced_version=http://textz.com/index.php3

Hard to find essays, stories, and novels.

The William Blake Archive
http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/main.html

Look at Blake's works the way they were meant to be seen: with the images he painted!

 

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BOOK REVIEWS

Booklist
http://www.ala.org/booklist

American Library Association’s book review journal.

Publishers Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/

New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/

New York Times – Books Section
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/index.html

This also has a link to the latest issue of the New York Times Book Review.

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Miscellanea

Academy of American Poets
http://www.poets.org/

Information on American poets, poetry awards, links to discussion groups, and audio clips of poetry being read.

Banned Books
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

Information about book banning, banned books, and Banned Books Week from the American Library Association.

Banned Books & Censorship
http://www.booksatoz.com/censorship/banned.htm

Articles and discussions on censorship and book banning, lists of groups that ban, etc.

Children’s Literature
http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/5976.asp

A Pathfinder from the SJC Library.

Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database
http://litmed.med.nyu.edu/Main?action=new

From New York University, “an annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, film, video and art which was developed to be a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource in MEDICAL HUMANITIES, for use in health/pre-health and liberal arts settings.”

Online Literary Criticism Collection (IPL)
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/

From the Internet Public Library, an excellent collection of literary criticism.

Voice of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=3

A fabulous site for humanities research. Includes several links to literary studies.

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Reader's Advisory

San Juan College Library Reader’s Advisory Page
http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/5981.asp

What to read next? More sites for book lovers and book clubs.


Library Account Questions 505-566-3249
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