English and Reading Development

Subject Guide for English and Reading Development

See also Research Papers and Citation Styles page

INFOhio Databases: 

Academic Search Premier (journal articles)

Biography Reference Bank (full-text biographical articles)

Book Nook (allows you to create video book trailers)

Digital Video Collection (streaming curriculum and instructional videos, many with accompanying teacher guides)

Explora for Grades 9-12 (full-text periodicals and journals, videos, images, allows you to search multiple databases, including: Academic Search Premier, Computer Source, GreenFile, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra - School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Newspaper Source, Points of View Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews 6-12, TOPICsearch, and Vocational and Career Collection)

GO! Ask, Act, Achieve (tool that allows students begin the research process, provides resources for note taking, presentations, etc.)

IWonder (suggests websites to assist with homework and research, tied to Ohio’s Learning Standards)

Literary Reference Center (full text access to periodicals, journals, and ebooks focusing on authors and their works, includes multiple time periods and genres)

Literature Online: American & English Literature (access to full-text literature, critical writings, and reviews regarding poetry, fiction, prose, and drama written in English)

Oxford Research Encyclopedias (access to full text encyclopedias covering science, technology, economics, education, public health, medicine, history, religion, languages, literature, politics, etc.)

Points of View Reference Center (access to journal articles and overviews on a variety of topics, current events and issues)

Research 4 Success (course on how to learn research skills geared toward college and careers, includes practice exercises)

Very Short Introductions (full text introductions and overviews for multiple topics in the arts, humanities, law, health and medicine, science, mathematics, social sciences, as well as dictionaries and reference books)

World Book Advanced (online encyclopedia featuring articles, primary sources, ebooks, videos, and activities)

World Book Student (online encyclopedia featuring articles, primary sources, ebooks, videos, and activities, features sections on current events and biographies)

World Book Timelines (allows students to open and create timelines in multiple subject areas, including the social sciences, literature, the arts, biographies, and science and technology)

Other Libraries:

Cleveland Public Library

Cuyahoga County Public Library


Bartelby.com (Great Books Online)

Google Books

Google Scholar

Internet Archive (includes multiple collections, including the Wayback Machine and TV News Archive)

Open Culture

PBS Learning Media

Project Gutenberg (public domain ebooks)