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Book-related Library Databases
Statewide Library Catalogs
National Library Catalog
Specialty Book Sites
Genre-Related Sites
If-You-Like/Read-A-Likes sites
What Do I Read Next?

Book-related Library Databases

(Please note: Library databases are available to Westminster residents with a valid library card.)

Contemporary Authors
Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
Contains an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.

Novelist and Novelist K-8
Two of our online databases that can help you find new fiction to read based on your subject, author, keyword, or lexile level search.

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Statewide Library Catalogs

Prospector
Prospector is a catalog of twenty three academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you have access to over 20 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials held in these libraries.

Colorado Talking Book Library
A free service to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides recorded, Braille and large-print books and magazines as well as a small collection of descriptive videos.

National Library Catalog

WorldCat
WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

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Specialty Book Sites

BookLetters (Library sponsored service)
Subscribe to and/or read email newsletters where you can discover new titles in fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks for adults, kids and teens.

Overbooked
A site for ravenous readers which specializes in literary and genre fiction information. Overbooked Originals include annotated lists of fiction and mystery books which received starred reviews, on the fly themed booklists, as well as hot lists of hardcover U.S. Fiction

Book Spot
BookSpot.com is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web.

IndieBound
Independent booksellers share their love of books with their customers and their communities. You'll have access to information and news about local authors, store events, and myriad staff recommendations -- and you will also be presented with content that reflects the collective wisdom of booksellers from all 50 states and Puerto Rico

Book Page
BookPage is a monthly book review distributed nationwide by more than 2,000 bookstores and libraries.

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Some Genre-related Reading Sites:

Detective and Mystery Fiction
Stop You're Killing Me
The Mystery Reader
ClueLass and The Mysterious Home Page 
MysteryInk Online
Cozy Mystery List

General Fiction
Mostly Fiction

Historical Fiction
Writers of Historical Fiction 
Historical Novel Society

Horror Fiction
HorrorNet
The Literary Gothic

Inspirational Fiction
Overbooked
Bethany House
Thomas Nelson, Inc
Zondervan
Tyndale House Publishers
WaterBrook Multonomah Publishing

Romance
Romantic Times Magazine
The Romance Reader
Romance Writers of America
Harlequin Books online
Good Ton (Regency)
A Regency Repository 

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Fantastic Fiction (UK)
LOCUS Online
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Science Fiction and Fantasy Net
SciFan
SciFi Site

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"If You Like" Sites

If you like...
Hennepin County Library has put online "a handy reference guide to authors and genres." Users may browse all the subject categories, which range from Christian fiction to techno-thrillers, horror, and more. The database is also searchable by author or theme. Includes links to other resources found at Hennepin County Library.

If you like ...
Multnomah County Library has some other great "if you like" lists. Check it out.

Read-A-Likes
More "if you like" selections from Waterboro Public Library, Maine.

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What Do I Read Next?

What Should I Read Next?
Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our database of real readers' favorite books (over 32,000 and growing) to suggest what you could read next.

Fantastic Fiction(UK)
A great site for finding books in a series. Searchable by author. Also includes author biographies and forthcoming titles.

WhichBook
Search for books by genre, type and types of characters, plots and settings.

Bookweb
Booklists, book reviews, author information, and links to other useful Internet sites devoted to reading and the printed word from the Williamsburg (VA) Regional Library.

What's Next
A great site from Kent District Library (OH) that let's you track books in a series.

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