Literature Indexes and
Bibliography - Some full text
References to sources on literature, language, linguistics,
and folklore (1926-present).
LION (Literature Online) - Some full
Provides texts, criticism, and search tools for the study of
English and American literature. Includes over 330,000 works
of poetry, prose, and drama from the 8th to the 21st century.
World Shakespeare Bibliography - Citations
Annotated entries for books, articles, reviews, dissertations,
theatrical productions, electronic media, and other scholarly
and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or
produced between 1969 and mid-2002.
Book Review Index - Some full
text References to more than 4,000,000 reviews of approximately 2,000,000
distinct book and periodical titles. BRI Online dates from 1969 to the present and covers every
review published in nearly 500 periodicals and newspapers.
Reference/Guides Bartleby.com (http://bartleby.com)
Access to many reference sources, including Bartlett's Familiar
Quotations (1919), Strunk's Elements of Style (1918), the King
James Bible, and The Cambridge History of English and American
Brief essays on American literature, as well as resources on
authors, a timeline and links to other American literature sites.
Electronic Texts American Verse
Fully searchable archive of American poetry volumes published
prior to 1920 and a number of works by African-American and
Project Gutenberg (http://promo.net./pg/)
Over 6000 free electronic texts, which range from public domain
works published before 1920 to newly released e-books.
of Virginia E-Book Library (http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/ebooklist.html)
1,800 publicly-available e-books including classic British and
American fiction, major authors, children's literature, the
Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African-American documents
Literary Periods Perseus Digital Library
Classical languages and literature website with texts, dictionaries,
grammar and links to other resources.
The labyrinth: Resources
for medieval studies (http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu)
Directory of online resources in medieval studies through a
Georgetown Web server, which allows searching by category, type
of material or keyword.
Willa Cather Electronic Archive (http://cather.unl.edu/)
Collection of primary, critical, biographical and supplementary material by and about Willa Cather.
Harvard University's guide to Chaucer provides a glossed version
of the Canterbury Tales and other Middle English texts, as well
as criticism, Middle English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
Mr. William Shakespeare
and the Internet (http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/)
Annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available
on Internet. Resources include Shakespeare timeline and Charles
and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare.
Open Source Shakespeare
A general source and index for Shakespeare's works. The concordance
is of particular interest.
John Milton's poetry and most of his prose, often with annotations.
Provides a bibliography of criticism and links to biographical,
and historical perspectives of Milton.
Johnson's Lives of the Poets (http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Johnson/Guide/index.html)
Johnson's biographies of 17th century poets with selections
of their poetry.
William Blake Archive
Multiple copies of Blake's illuminated works along with a searchable
online version of David V. Erdman's Complete Poetry and Prose
of William Blake.
American Fiction 1851-1875 (http://www.letrs.indiana.edu/web/w/wright2/)
Based on Lyle Wright's bibliography, this searchable collection
attempts to include every book published in the United States
from 1851-1875, from well-known authors such as Mark Twain and
Herman Melville to forgotten authors popular at the time.
Writers Project (http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp)
Searchable collection of about 100 works by British women writers
of the late nineteenth century.
Postcolonial and Post-Imperial Literature in English (http://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/landow/post/index.html)
Selections of contemporary literature by authors in the former
colonies of Great Britain, including, the Caribbean, India,
Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore and also selected
authors in the United Kingdom. Also, background information
on the authors and countries.
Victorian Web (http://www.victorianweb.org)
Literature, history and culture in the Age of Victoria. Web
Content from Brown University's resources and supported by the
University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore.
Associations Academy of American Poets
In order to support American poets and foster appreciation of
contemporary poetry, this association sponsors many awards and
events and hosts an extensive online collection of poetry and
information about poets.
MLA - Modern Language Association
Professional organization that promotes the study and teaching
of language and literature through its publications, conferences
and advocacy. Site provides some information on the MLA style.
Books in Print (Global) - Some full
Publication information on books in print and some out of print,
with some reviews. Includes titles from the U.S., Canada and
the U.K.; also videos and audiocassettes from the U.S.
Guides Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1760-1975 (PS153 .N5
A4) Form and Style: Research Papers, Reports, Theses (LB2369
.C3 1997) Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
(PN81 .J554 1994) Literary Research Guide (PR83 .H34 1998) MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (LB2369 .G53
1999) - see also MLA
Citation Style Sheet (www.loyola.edu/library/ref/mlastyle.htm) Poetry Handbook: A Dictionary of Terms (PN44.5 .D4 1974b) A Reference Guide for English Studies (PR56 .M37 1990) Research Guide to Biography and Criticism: Literature
(PR85 .R4 1985) Writer's Market (PN161 .W83 2003) (earlier editions
Encyclopedias/Indexes Complete and Systematic Concordance to the Works of Shakespeare
(PR2892 .S6) Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and
American Authors, Living and Deceased (PR19 .A55)
Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature (PS21
.B4 1991) Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (PN43 .B65 1999) Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry (PN1022 .G7 1994( Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature
(PR149 .B5 D53 1992) Dictionary of Literary Biography (PS21 .D5) (Also
Resource Center) Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English
(PR9080 .A52 E53 1994) Encyclopedia of the Novel (PN41 .E487 1998) Literary History of the United States (PS88 .L522 1974) MLA Bibliography 1921/25-1963 Abstracts and Indexes(online
Bibliography) New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (PN83
.N4) New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (PN1021
.N39 1993) Oxford Companion to English Literature (PR19 .D73 1995) Oxford Companion to American Literature (PS21 .H3 1995)
Literary Criticism Moulton's Library of Literary Criticism of English and American
Authors Through the Beginning of the Twentieth Century (PR83
.M73 1966) Poetry Criticism (PN1010 .P499) Poetry Explication (PR502 .K8 1980) Guide to American Poetry Explication (PS306 .G9 1989)
Film Complete Film Dictionary (PN1993.45 .K66 1989) Film Encyclopedia (PN1993.45 .K34 1998) Motion Picture Guide (PN1995 .N3462) New York Times Film Reviews (PN1995 .N4 1913-Present)
Variety Film Reviews (PN1995 .V34 1907-Present)
Early English Books Online - Some
Digital Library of the first 125,000 books printed in English
Century Collections Online - Full
Searchable full-text access to works published in Great Britain
from 1701-1800. Based on the English Short Title Catalog, this
digital library now covers works in history, geography, literature,
social sciences and fine arts. Philosophy and religion will
be added in the spring of 2004.
Middle English Compendium - Some full
Middle English resources including the Middle English Dictionary,
a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and a
collection of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links
to other electronic resources.
NetLibrary - Full text
Electronic books covering a wide range of scholarly topics including
works by well-known authors and some literary criticism.
Periodical Series 1740-1900 - Full
American magazines and journals from 1741, including over 1,100
periodicals ranging from America's first scientific journal,
Medical Repository, to popular magazines such as Vanity Fair
and Ladies' Home Journal.