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Books and Authors  contains descriptions of thousands of highly recommended adult, teen and children's fiction titles from multiple genres. This is very useful if you would like to know the sequence of a series of titles by one author or if you are looking for other authors who write in a similar genre or style.


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eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) is a viewable collection of textbooks, test prep books and technical materials.

  • Some titles are not listed in the library catalog. To access our entire collection, logon directly to EBSCOhost.
  • You do not need to create an EBSCO eBook account to view a book, but you will need to create an account to download or place a hold on a title.
  • To create an EBSCO eBook account log on with your FCPL library card and then in the upper right hand corner select Sign In.
  • If you access EBSCOHost from home, you’ll need to have a Fairfax County library card.
  • If you place a hold on a book, you’ll be notified by e-mail an hour after the previous user logs out.


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Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of eBook encyclopedias and almanacs.



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Literature Resources lets you search several literature databases at the same time on a Website designed specifically for literature research. Find the full texts of literary works, journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.



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LitFinder contains full-text poems, short stories, speeches and plays including some material in Spanish.



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NetLibrary is now EBSCOhost eBook Collection.


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Novelist supplies lists of titles by fiction authors and allows you to find authors who write books similar to those of a particular fiction author you enjoy. Many titles have links to reviews, table of contents for anthologies, and/or first chapters. There are also author biographies and recommended reading lists. It is searchable by author, title, series name, award winners, or a general plot description.


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OverDrive offers free eBooks and eAudiobooks which can be downloaded to a variety of devices including laptops, e-readers, tablets, smartphones and more. Complete instructions and help geting started are available at OverDrive's Quick Start Guide and on our Getting Started with EBooks page. Your library card is required to access Overdrive.



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Oxford English Dictionary Online provides the meaning and history of the English language. It also contains millions of quotations.


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TumbleBookLibrary offers electronic books which include animation, music and narration from a variety of children's publishers. This online resource provides story books, nonfiction picturebooks, chapter books, games, and puzzles to help children who are reading by themselves as well as those who are building their reading skills. There is also a language learning section with titles in Spanish and French.


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