The Colony Public Library

Books & Literature

20th Century Poetry

20th Century American Poetry: 

A collection of 50,000 poems from over 300 poets.  Access through the Library catalog (see below.)

20th Century Poetry

20th Century English Poetry:

A collection of poetry by 283 poets. Access through the Library catalog (see below.)

Artemis Literary Sources

Artemis Literary Sources

 Literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, and book reviews--all searchable at the same time and returned in lists organized according to your research needs. 

Ebsco Databases

Book Review Digest Plus:

Full text book reviews, review citations and generous excerpts on a wide range of topics. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library:

A collection of critical and biographical essays on a variety of works of literature and their authors. 


Humanities Full Text:

Feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in art, classical studies, film and journalism.

Ebsco Databases

Literary Reference Center:

Plot summaries, literary criticisms, author biographies, book reviews, poems, short stories & classic novels. 

North Texas Libraries on the Go

North Texas Libraries On the Go:

Fiction and nonfiction audio books and ebooks, which may be downloaded to a computer and a variety of devices. Over 15,000 public domain ebooks are also available at this site.



Subjects, reviews and annotations for thousands of fiction titles, plus author read-alikes, genre lists and more. 

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Accessing online resources through the Library catalog:

You can access these databases by logging into our catalog at with your Library card ID and password.

  • Your initial password is "userpass" and you will be asked to change it.

  • Click on Resources to the right of the Search box.You will see a list of our online resource categories drop down. Click on the arrow next to the category to view available sites. You can check one or more to search, or you can click on a title to go directly into the resource site.

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