News Summary: Search engine connects literary dots
LITERARY TREASURE TROVE: Search engine smalldemons.com is a guilty pleasure for book lovers, answering questions such as which books mention the Beatles or the Pacific Ocean or Rice Krispies.
IT'S A SMALL WORLD: Officially launched in August, Small Demons is a proving ground that everything really is connected. The encyclopedia catalogs names, places, songs, products and other categories for thousands of books.
INDUSTRY BACKING: The site has the cooperation of most of the major publishers who are typically sensitive to letting outside companies use copyrighted text.