Founded in 1934 in New York City, the Academy of American Poets is the nation's leading champion of American poets and poetry, with members in all fifty states. Its mission is to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Academy of American Poets launched National Poetry Month in April 1996.
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The Atlantic Magazine Archive contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive (including covers and advertisements) of this leading monthly magazine beginning in November 1857 and ending April 2014.
AuthorCheck is a library service enabling you to create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in your library’s catalog. You will receive an email notification as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold!
Beanstack is a free service designed for families with young readers. Discover our favorite books, matched to your child's interests, and other tools for building literacy.
California Indie-Authors, Library Journal SELF-e Selects picks, and local content.
BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.
California Libraries Catalog is a unique database that shows the holdings of books, videos, audio, maps, and other materials held by libraries in California. Each public library in the state now has a subscription to FirstSearch, the search engine to WorldCat and the California Libraries Catalog. First Search is the tool that looks for books and other library materials by author, title, format, publisher, and many other search terms.
Calisphere is the University of California’s free public gateway to a world of digitized primary sources. Easy to use! Calisphere contains more than 150,000 photographs, documents, and works of art.
Ebony is one of the key African-American magazines of the 20th century, covering 20th and 21st-Century current events, art, design, politics and culture, literature, advertising, and more. Their editorial philosophy is to “showcase the best and brightest as well as highlighting the disparities in Black life in the United States and worldwide”. The Ebony Magazine Archive contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive (including Covers and Advertisements) beginning in November 1945 to June 2014.
This collection from enki Library can be read in the browser or through the BiblioBoard app. No login is necessary for anyone located in Calfornia!
The GDL hosts a variety of directory products that particular libraries can choose from. Use it to search, sort and export information both from current directory editions as well as prior editions that are maintained as searchable backfiles. Multiple directories can be cross-searched. GDL includes Encyclopedia of Associations.
Formerly known as Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale eBooks offers encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes reference eBooks, literature resources, and more.
Submit your indie-published book here and share your eBooks with patrons of Alameda County Library and libraries throughout California. The best submissions are curated, featured, and promoted by Library Journal, Overdrive, and other notable organizations and businesses.
Take advantage of all the Library of Congress offers - from home! Digital Collections features thousands of items in hundreds of subject areas.
This ground-breaking project, launched in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, is an interactive online map that features audio recordings of 47 contemporary Native American poets, including Louise Erdrich, Natalie Diaz, and Ray Young Bear, among many others. The project was conceived by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
This free online service showcases the newest titles purchased by Alameda County Library. You can choose to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "borrow" to place a hold on the item right away.
Novelist K-8 will help you find a new book or old favorite; read-alikes and award-winning titles.
So many books! Find books by author, title, subject, genre, location, type of character, and much more. Novelist plus
The Poetry Foundation, the publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.
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