Literature, Languages, Music, and Art

Basic ESL Access

Learn English online! Basic ESL improves an individual's listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple-to-follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics, including family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. No computer experience is necessary.  Available in the Library and from home.


Communications & Mass Media Collection (InfoTrac)

From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information in full-text from journals focused on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more. Over 6 million articles.  Available in the Library and from home by entering your library card number (looks like 22008007654321). For Android™, iPhone®, iPod Touch® or iPad®, visit the Cengage Solutions Website and download the "Access My Library" app.


Fine Arts & Music Collection (InfoTrac)

With hundreds of full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide you with resources in areas such as drama, music, art history, and film-making. Over 10 million articles.  Available in the Library and from home by entering your library card number (looks like 22008007654321). For Android™, iPhone®, iPod Touch® or iPad®, visit the Cengage Solutions Website and download the "Access My Library" app.


Literature Resource Center

The essential database for anyone doing research on books, plays, authors, critics and playwrights. Thousands of full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and brief overviews of over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. A fantastic resource.  Available in the Library and from home by entering your library card number (looks like 22008007654321). For Android™, iPhone®, iPod Touch® or iPad®, visit the Cengage Solutions Website and download the "Access My Library" app.


Magill's Literary Annual

Magill's Literary Annual critically evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous calendar year. Magill's covers works of interest to general readers, written by authors being taught in literature programs, that will stand the test of time. By filtering the thousands of books published every year down to 200 notable titles, the editors at Magill's have provided the busy reader with an excellent advisory tool and a guide for choosing worthwhile reading material. Available back to 1977.  Available in the Library and from home by entering your library card number (looks like 22008007654321).


Mango Languages

The Inglewood Public Library now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system. Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user's native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign films with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses.  Available in the Library and from home by entering your library card number (looks like 22008007654321). Or download a mobile app for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook® on the Mango Mobile Apps Page.


NoveList

Looking for a good fiction book? This database contains thousands of fiction titles, book reviews and booklists on a wide range of topics. NoveList also includes book discussion guides useful for Book Clubs.  Available in the Library and from home by entering your library card number (looks like 22008007654321).