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Books, Magazines, & Newspapers

FindArticles.com
This "vast archive" of "articles from more than 300 magazines and journals, dating back to 1998" can be searched by all magazines, magazines within categories, or specific magazine. This service is the first traditional periodical aggregator to release its material on the Web with ad revenues as the sole funding mechanism. A joint project of LookSmart and the Gale Group.

MagPortal.com
This current awareness resource helps users stay abreast of recent free magazine articles available online. Indexing some 140 periodicals, it organizes the articles in twelve categories, including Business; Computers; Education; Entertainment; Family; Finance; Health; Internet; Pets; Science; Society, Politics, and Culture; and Sports. These are further subdivided into subcategories. Articles are abstracted and links are provided to the full text. The site is also searchable by keyword; My Account explains the mark and save function. Some article abstracts also provide a link to similar articles and articles go back about a year.

NewsLink
The resource for online newspapers around the world. The newspapers section lists around 5,400 papers and is searchable by title or location and is also indexed geographically. In addition the U.S. papers are indexed by state, frequency of publication, and publication category. There are links to magazines, broadcasters, and news services worldwide. There is a separate section for campus newspapers. Also has many sources for journalists, including a database of job listings.

Fantastic Fiction
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

Searchable by author or book title, this free site gives biographical, bibliographical, and award information for authors and excellent information about various print editions, as well as links to purchase the books from retailers or second-hand. 

Gnooks
http://www.gnooks.com/

Gnooks is a reader’s community that helps you discover new writers you will like based on the books and authors you already like.  Their ever-changing “Map of Literature” is the chief attraction—pointing you to new authors based on authors you already know and enjoy.

Juvenile Series and Sequels
http://www.mymcpl.org/books-movies-music/juvenile-series

From the Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri, the most comprehensive list of books in a series that I’ve found.  Covers children’s and YA titles, and is arranged and accessible by series title, series subject, book title, and book author.

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

Project Gutenberg is the longest existing producer of free eBooks.  Their collection totals over 33,000 eBooks produced by volunteers.  Most of the Project Gutenberg eBooks are works that are in the public domain, at least in the United States. All may be freely downloaded and read, and redistributed for non-commercial use.  LII