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Languages & Literacy

Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, teachers, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. Learn about authors, read critical analyses of many works, and get full-text access to many classics. The link takes you to the library’s EBSCO hub. Click Literary Reference Center to access this title.

Mango Languages

Mango uses interactive games along with other tools to teach 72 languages, including English as a Second Language. A free app for iOS and Android is available.


NoveList is the premier database of reading recommendations. It provides intuitive book suggestions that inspire adult and young readers’ love of the written word. The link takes you to the library’s EBSCO hub. Click NoveList to access this title.


Other Resources


This visual dictionary combines word definitions with related images. This is a very useful resource for English language learners.

Snappy Words

Type in any word and this visual thesaurus instantly displays the target word along with other words. It also color-codes the words by both parts of speech and relationships. As you hover over a word, a complete definition is displayed.

Word Hippo

An all-in-one reference tool, Word Hippo defines a word, provides a meaning, provides a word that is opposite, pronounces the word, provides rhyming words, places the word in many different contexts, and translates the word.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Get everything from general writing tips to style guides for MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style.