Explore Beyond the Page this Summer With This Idea.

artemis literary sourcesUse the tip sheet below as a guide for searching Artemis: Literary Sources to discover interesting things about your favorite authors and books.

Artemis Literary Sources Tip Sheet

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Brain Teaser – Popular Authors and Their Books

Let’s wrap up Summer Reading with this brain teaser.  Can you name the title of the book or author of these popular books, people buy or borrow from a library. Need help? Use Credo Reference Online

1. What name is usually used for Theodor Seuss Geisel, whose children’s books are known for their blend of whimsy, zany humour, catchy verse, and outlandish illustrations?

2. Which English novelist wrote “Sense and Sensibility”, “Mansfield Park” and “Emma”?

3. Which US author wrote “The Firm”, “The Pelican Brief”, and “The Client”?

4. What was the first novel by J. D. Salinger, about a mixed-up teenager called Holden Caulfield?

5. The real name of the author of “Animal Farm” and “The Road to Wigan Pier” was Eric Arthur Blair. What name did he use when publishing his books?

6. Name the only novel by US writer Harper Lee which was about the trial of a black man accused of raping a white woman, The events are seen through the eyes of Scout, the six-year-old daughter of defence lawyer Atticus Finch.

7. Which US author wrote “Mother Tongue”, “Notes From a Small Island” and “A Short History of Nearly Everything”?

8. Which English novelist wrote “Rebecca” and the short story “The Birds” which were both made into films by Alfred Hitchcock?

9. Which British children’s author wrote “The Story of Tracy Beaker” and “The Dare Game”?

10. Which writer published the autobiographical “Moab Is My Washpot”?

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)

Brain Teaser – Who Wrote It?

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For this week’s brainteaser, you simply have to name the authors of particular books.  Need help? Try using Credo Reference.

1. Who wrote “Sons and Lovers” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”?

2. Who wrote “The Firm”, “The Pelican Brief” and “The Broker”?

3. Who wrote “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice”?

4. Who wrote “Midnight’s Children” and “The Satanic Verses”?

5. Who wrote “Robinson Crusoe” and “Moll Flanders”?

6. Who wrote “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”?

7. Who wrote “Treasure Island” and “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”?

8. Who wrote “Vanity Fair” and “The Virginians”?

9. Who wrote “The Bonfire of the Vanities” and “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”?

10. Who wrote “Testament of Youth” and “Testament of Friendship”?

Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)

Literature Criticism

Need literature criticism for your English paper? Literature Criticism Online just got better with these updated titles.  Learn about what others are saying about your favorite novel or author.


Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 282

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 283

Drama Criticism Vol 037

Short Story Criticism Vol 130

Short Story Criticism Vol 131

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 228

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 229

The following contain great information about children authors:

Something About the Author Vol 205

Something About the Author Vol 206

Need new books to READ?

Have you read all the books by your favorite author? Are you wondering what you should read next?

In Fiction Connection you can discover titles similar to books you already enjoy. How can you do this you ask? First, go to Databases A—Z from our homepage, lvccld.org and log into Fiction Connection. Don’t forget, you must be a Las Vegas resident with a valid library card and PIN to access this.

Here are a few ways to find new books to read;
1. Enter the title, subject or authors name in the search box. Based on the search terms entered, you will get a list of books to choose from.
2. The next way to search is by genre, topic, setting, character, location or timeframe. To see a list of descriptions for these, click here.

Another cool thing you can also do on this site is find books that are similar to your favorite author or title.

Enter your favorite author or title in the search box. Let’s try a title search. Ok, you did that? Great! fiction c

Once the title that you are looking for comes up, you will see a link for Find Similar. Click on that link and you will get a list of books that are similar to your favorite title.

Another cool thing about this database is that for each search term entered in the search box, you will receive a list of terms in the left hand corner (Blue Box) that you can select from to also find similar titles.

Give that a try and let us know what you think about this cool database.