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No matter if you are looking for your next book to read or working on a huge book report, these easy-to-use resources will help you.


  • Gale Books & Authors
    Explore over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, librarian’s favorites lists, and the What Do I Read Next? collection to find your next book!
  • Gale General OneFile
    A one-stop source for millions of news and periodical articles, many with pictures, covering a wide range of topics.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center
    Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world.
  • Novelist (Home Access)
    For fiction reading suggestions, NoveList provides reviews, annotations, book discussions, articles and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles.
  • Novelist (Library Access Only)
    Anyone within the Decatur Public Library can get fiction reading suggestions, reviews, annotations, book discussions, articles and much more.
  • OCLC First Search
    Find out-of-system books, journals, periodicals, government documents, conference proceedings, and more from libraries worldwide.

Helpful Resources

  • Research Database Tutorials
    If you are new to our databases and need a little help getting started, some of our databases have tutorials.

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