Books, Movies, Music & More

Databases

Available in the LibraryAvailable from HomeCritical Survey of Long Fiction (in-library and home access)
Provides students and general readers with in-depth profiles of major authors in long fiction.
Available in            the LibraryAvailable from HomeFreegal (in-library and home access)
Download up to three MP3 songs from your favorite artists each week, absolutely free with a valid Springdale Public Library card! Choose from over a million DRM-free songs that are yours to keep. Songs can be played using any software capable of playing MP3 files, including iTunes and Windows Media Player. Songs can also be burned to CDs, transferred to mobile devices, or downloaded directly to a smart phone or tablet with Freegal's free mobile app. Visit the link above for details!
Available in            the LibraryAvailable from HomeNext Reads (in-library and home access)
Keep up with the latest reads at the Library by using this unique reading service. You can browse reviews, author interviews, award winners, or sign up for monthly newsletters delivered right to your email address.
Available in the Library Available  from Home NoveList Plus (in-library and home access)
Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.
Available in the Library Available  from Home NoveList K-8 Plus (in-library and home access)
Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.
Available in the Library Available  from Home OneClickDigital Downloadable Audiobooks (in-library and home access)
OneClickDigital provides free downloadable audiobooks for checkout to Washington County Library System cardholders. Choose from classics and popular favorites, including the top 200 audiobooks from Recorded Books, LLC.
Available in            the Library           Available from HomeUXL Graphic Novelists (in-library and home access)
Graphic novels -- novels merging pictures and rich language to create a unique experience of literature and art -- are enjoying a renewed popularity, especially with students and young adults. U*X*L's Graphic Novelists introduces researchers to the authors and illustrators behind these works, taking care to define and explore the distinction between comic books and graphic novels.

Websites

Metacritic
Massive database of reviews for movies, DVDs, music, games, and television shows. The site compares multiple critics’ reviews and provides average scores. Similar to Rottentomatoes.com.
Available in the Library Available  from Home Zinio Digital Magazines (in-library and home access)
Download popular magazines to your computer or mobile device for free with a valid Washington County Library System library card! Create a free account with your library card, email address and a password of your choosing to gain access to the Library's collection of digital magazines. Then, create a free Zinio account to start downloading and enjoying.
Books
Allreaders
Book reviews searchable by genre, title, or author. Reviews are generally concise, but the lists are comprehensive.
Book Finder
Compare prices on over 100 million books, including used, out of print, international, and rare titles.
Book Spot
Reviews, awards, first chapters, reading lists, comparative shopping, and more. A one stop site for book lovers.
Book Wire
Reviews, author biographies, insider information on the publishing industry, and more.
Comic Book Resources
Critiques and previews of current and upcoming comic books. Site also includes editorial columns, blogs, and public forums.
Comicbloc
Critiques and previews of current and upcoming comic books, interviews with artists and authors, public forums, and newsletters.
Project Gutenberg
This website contains about 30,000 ebooks whose copyrights have expired, and which are free to download.
The Grand Comic Book Database Project
This site aims to index every comic book, graphic novel, and collected edition ever published, and provides an invaluable resource to the collector and/or researcher.
Movies
Allwatchers
Movie reviews searchable by genre or title, with a separate section for current releases.
Internet Movie Database
Search the most popular movie database on the web by title, director, actor, character name, production company, or release date for plot synopses, user comments, external reviews, trivia, and detailed production information.
Local Movie Listings for the Springdale/Fayetteville area
Movie Review Query Engine
Movie reviews, listings, and release dates, plus best-of lists from organizations like AFI and festival listings.
Rotten Tomatoes
An excellent source for movie reviews.
Music
All Record Labels
Links to records labels from around the world, sorted by format, genre, country, state, etc. There are literally hundreds of genres listed, with label information for each.
AllMusic
Search by artist, album, or song name, and browse reviews, interviews, biographies, discographies, and recommendations.
Jambase
Comprehensive nationwide listings for live music, searchable by venue, city, state, artist, and date. This site has very comprehensive listings for Arkansas, including small venues.
Music Publishers Association
Homepage of the Music Publishers Association of the United States. Features information about music copyrights, especially out of print music.
Music Stack
Buy and sell used CDs, out of print music, vinyl, and hard to find music by searching thousands of record stores.
Musical Instrument Makers Forum
Public forum for musical instrument makers and technicians, as well as those with questions about instrument repair. The site offers forums for all categories of instruments, as well as a directory of links for instrument repair providers and instructions.
Pitchfork Media
A searchable music review and news site.
Record Label Resource
Information on starting your own independent record label or self-releasing music. Contains legal information, business tips, promotional advice, and links to materials manufacturers, touring agencies, and performance venues. The list of links is exhaustive and contains links to companies from all over the country.
Sing365
An online lyrics database, searchable by artist, album, song name, or phrase.
Legal Downloads
 
Available in            the LibraryAvailable from HomeFreegal (in-library and home access)
Download up to three MP3 songs from your favorite artists each week, absolutely free with a valid Springdale Public Library card! Choose from over a million DRM-free songs that are yours to keep. Songs can be played using any software capable of playing MP3 files, including iTunes and Windows Media Player. Songs can also be burned to CDs, transferred to mobile devices, or downloaded directly to a smart phone or tablet with Freegal's free mobile app. Visit the link above for details!
Mahalo
This site offers advice and strategies for finding legal music downloading sites.
MP3.com
Local, regional, and signed bands all use this site as a promotional tool. All bands offer free downloads.
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