Looking for a new favorite book or author? Check out some of our literature databases!
Artemis Literary Sources - find information on literature from all over the world, or discover new authors and works through the advanced search feature:
- Click the preceding link, or go to ualibrary.org, select “Research” and “Databases” and scroll down to “Artemis Literary Sources”
- Click on “Advanced Search”
- Select either “Person Search” to find authors, or “Work Search” to find a literary work.
- Either way, scroll down past the search bar to the “Limit Results” area.
- If you picked “Person Search,” you can search by the author’s background, including their occupation, literary movement, place of birth, and much more. Search by “Genre” and “Subject/Theme” to limit to just mysteries on absurdity, for example. If you “browse” for a genre, be sure to hit “Submit” after selecting your choice.
- If you picked “Work Search,” search for a work based on the original language it was published in, or the author’s background. Select a time period that interests you, or a preferred material type, like poetry.
- Click search at the bottom of the page when you’ve made your selections.
- Click on an author or work to learn more about that person or work - next, on the top right, select a “Content Type” to narrow the results.
Novelist K-8 Plus and Novelist Plus - get fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations based on your favorite books and authors. Don’t forget to check out the “Recommended Reading Lists” to find the top mysteries of 2013, or the best classic westerns.
- Click one of the preceding links, or go to ualibrary.org, select “Research” and “Databases” and scroll down to “Novelist K-8 Plus” or “Novelist Plus.”
- Search for your favorite author or book, and select it from the results list.
- On the right hand side, “Read-alikes” will be displayed
- If you scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says “Search for More”, you can check boxes related to the genre, subject, tone, and more, and search for similar books, for example, fantasy books about the Napoleonic Wars.