Databases

Databases by what you can do with them learn about books, authors, film, poetry, and plays.


African-American History

This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture from Alexander Street Press connects students and researchers with works by leading African Americans. More than 100,000 pages of monographs, speeches, essays, articles and interviews, written by leaders within the black community from earliest times to 1975, illustrate the evolution of what it means to "be black". Teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, veterans, entertainers and others are represented.

 

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

BookFlix

BookFlix® is a family-friendly reading program that offers children and their caregivers a productive and meaningful way to spend screen time together. BookFlix thematically pairs animated stories with a nonfiction ebook for a truly unique interactive reading experience. This paired fiction and nonfiction approach encourages early learners to discover the joy of reading while building both real-world knowledge and beginning reading skills.

BookFlix includes:

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Books & Authors

Books & Authors is a reader's advisory tool designed to  connect readers with fiction and non-fiction titles based on their interests.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Literary Sources

Search these resources at one time: Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, MLA International Bibliography, Literature Criticism Online and the Virtual Reference Library (Gale).

Discover new features: enhanced Subject Search, Term Frequency graphing, and an interactive Term Cluster search feature.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)