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African American Poetry NC LIVE icon
Poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.

American Poetry NC LIVE icon
Find poems written from 1650-1920. Includes Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.

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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

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DocSouth includes books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews and songs related to southern history, literature, and culture.

English Poetry NC LIVE icon
Find poems written from 600 to 1900 including Thomas Percy, Walter Scott, Robert Dodsley, Francis Turner Palgrave, and more.

Faber Poetry Library NC LIVE icon
A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.

Greenwood Digital Collection NC LIVE icon
This large collection of eBooks includes literary criticism about many contemporary authors.

Literature Resource Center NC LIVE icon
Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.

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Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. We’ll deliver reading lists right to your inbox along with new gems, bestsellers, and related titles. You’ll also be able to check immediately whether the items are available at the library or whether they’ve been checked out.

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A readers’ advisory service which provides author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists, and more for all genres of fiction and for all ages. Help & More Info

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry NC LIVE icon
Contains modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African-American poets of the last century.

Twentieth Century American Poetry NC LIVE icon
Includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets from the last century.

Twentieth-Century English Poetry NC LIVE icon
A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 British poets from 1900 to the present day.

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Check here to see what other libraries around the world carry. If you want to borrow a book which Durham County Library does not own, come to any reference desk of any Durham County Library branch to fill out an Interlibrary Loan form and we will try to borrow the book from another library system.