Reading and Entertainment

African Storybook 

African Storybook provides open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa. For children's literacy, enjoyment, and imagination!

 

ArtistWorks

This is now accessed through the Libby app. You can link to the online version of Libby at https://libbyapp.com/library/arlingtontx/extras

Unlimited access to beginning to advanced lessons for instruments, voice, and physical art.


BookPage 

Discover your next great read! BookPage is a monthly book review published for avid readers like you, highlighting new books across all genres.

 

Book Review Digest Plus (EBSCO)

Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

 

EBooks on EBSCOhost (EBSCO)

More than 27,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. TexShare's eBook collection includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Search by title, author, keyword, publisher, publication date, or ISBN number.

Downloading EBSCO eBooks


Essay and General Literature Index (EBSCO)

Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

 

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

This work-in-progress is a comprehensive quotation-based dictionary of the language of science fiction.


Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

Provides comprehensive content from books and magazines for more than 140 topics in the subject areas of arts & crafts, collecting, games &, electronics, model building, home & leisure, needlework, outdoors &, nature, and scrapbooking and papercraft.

 

Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects.

 

Hoopla

Use your Kennedale Library Card to access more than 500,000 CDs, movies, comic books, eBooks, TV shows, and audiobooks. Cardholders can check out up to ten titles every month, and caregivers can set up a kid-safe filter.

Humanities Full-Text (EBSCO)

This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and much more. Humanities Full Text encompasses all fields of the humanities, covering topics including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much, much more.

 

Kids eReading Room (OverDrive)

Just as the children’s section of the physical branch is creatively sectioned off, we created a user-friendly section of our OverDrive-powered website for kids.

 

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)

This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

 

Open Library (Internet Archive)

Open Library is a universal catalog for book metadata. The goal of Open Library is to create a web page for every book ever published. Open Library is a collaborative open source initiative, which means that anyone can use and contribute to the Open Library catalog. 

 

OverDrive

OverDrive offers eBooks and audiobooks to enjoy on your computer, smart phone or eReader.

 

Play Index (EBSCO)

Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

 

Project Gutenberg

Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

 

Science & Technology Collection (EBSCO)

Aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

 

SciTech Collection Premium

Includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

 

Short Story Index

This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure.

 

Standard Ebooks 

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.

How to transfer Standard Ebooks titles to your favorite ereader.


Twentieth Century English Poetry (ProQuest)

Chilton-Healey Literature Collections:  20th century American Poetry and 20th Century English Poetry. 

 

WorldCat 

The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million bibliographic records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages, and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books. WorldCat is updated daily and is now easier to search than ever.

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