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Citation Styles for Research Papers

Elements of Style

Avoiding Plagiarism

Online English Grammar

Online Citation Styles



Gale's Literary Index

Internet Public Library - Online Literary  Criticism

Bookspot Literary Criticism

Norton Websource to American Literature

Literature Hotlist

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

Shakespeare Home Page

Literature Resources


Mythology and Legends Sites

Short Stories

Poetry Resources

Young Adult & Children's Literature and Authors - includes reviews and criticism


Literature Resources

American Transcendentalism Web

This excellent site provides a wealth of information, primary sources, and web links on American Transcendentalist thought and literature. Maintained by Dr. Ann Woodlief and the English 624 students of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Other Transcendentalism sites include:

Art and Culture : Literature - Lets one look up items on Fiction, Literary Theory, Non Fiction, and Poetry. - A great literary resource that includes short stories, novels, nonfiction, poems, and kid's classics.

The English Server

The English Server is a cooperative which has been publishing humanities texts online since 1990. Today it offers over eighteen thousand works, covering a wide range of interests.

Glossary of Literary Terms 

If you need to know what something means in literature, this is the place to look

Great Books Online  -    
Concentrates on standard anthologies.  There are links to literary criticism and quotation collections.

Great Writers

Links to web pages and other information on a variety of authors. This page is part of Book Lovers.

Literary Kicks

The site is devoted to a few experimental literary movements that tried to uncover some deeper truths about life.

Literary Movements

An extensive collection of information and links on American Literature (mainly 19th century). The site includes pages on American authors, timelines, literary movements, and American literature sites. Maintained by Donna M. Campbell, Gonzaga University.

Literary Resources on the Net

"An incredibly comprehensive collection of Web sites related to literature & the humanities. Includes Syllabi and Other Course Materials for Literature Courses." Searchable. Maintained by Jack Lynch, Assistant Professor, English Department, Rutgers University (Newark campus).

Mastertexts  -  Full texts of literary masterpieces This site contains the full texts of literary masterpieces for you to enjoy.  Brought to you by GOOGLE, the #1 search engine. 

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature

This on-going online project provides an extensive overview of American literature - from early Amercian literature to the late twentieth century. Navigated by interactive table of contents or online search, PAL explores American authors and their works in literary and historical context. Authored and maintained by Paul P. Reuben, English Department, California State University - Stanislaus.

Voices from the Gaps, Women Writers of Color
Web site that focuses on writings of North American Women Writers


Mythology Sites

The Encyclopedia Mythica :  An Encyclopedia on Mythology, Folklore, and Legend   -  This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 6000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world

Myths and Legends - A mega-site for myths and legends.  Lots of web sites to sift through.


Poetry Resources

The Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets can find essays on poetry, biographies of more than 200 poets, text of nearly 600 poems, and RealAudio of eighty poems read by their authors; learn all about the Academy and its programs; discuss poetry and share their own work with fellow web travelers; find out what poetry events are happening in their towns; and much more.

American Verse Project

This is a collaboration between the University of Michigan Press and the Humanities Text Initiative that is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.  This is the place to turn for works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Lee Masters, Robert W. Service, and Sara Teasdale among others.

Bohemian Ink

This includes biographies of writers and poets (as well as links to other biographies which may be more extensive) who fall under such categories as absurdist, postmodernist, beat poet, etc. It also includes links to some of their works, photographs, and links to other related web resources such as newsgroups, scholarly papers based on the author/poet, articles, essays, and bibliographic information. A search engine is also provided.

Favorite Poem Project -  Americans saying poems they love

Fooling With Words with Bill Moyers - Helpful tools for teaching poetry, featured poets, poets reading and more.

The Internet Poetry Archive

The University of North Carolina Press joins the UNC Office of Information Technology in publishing the Internet Poetry Archive. The archive will make available over a worldwide computer network selected poems from a number of contemporary poets. The goal of the project is to make poetry accessible to new audiences (at little or no cost) and to give teachers and students of poetry new ways of presenting and studying these poets and their texts.

The Luddite Website - Poetry and Poets

This site contains links to: An Unofficial E. E. Cummings Starting Point, Poetry of Edna St. Vincent, The T. S. Eliot Page, Selected Poetry by John Donne, The Collected Works of Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, and the Jane Austen Info Page.

Poetry 180 - a poem a day for American high schools.  Billy Collins - Poet Laureate of the United States

Poetry Daily - A new poem every day.  

Poets Corner - Diverse library of poetic works.

Representative Poetry Online    

Anthology produced by the University of Toronto's combined Departments of English from 1912 to 1967.  The online version started in 1993, and new poets have since been added to the database.  Currently 359 poets are represented.  There is also an English poetry time line (658-2000).  Useful for British and Canadian as well as American poetry.


Quotation Sites

Familiar Quotations Bartlett
A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs traced to their sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

30 Collections used to make this site.


Short Stories     (Note:  To find "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, click on "Great American Short Stories.")

East of theWeb Short StoriesType in “title” of short story in the SEARCH BOX.  This is a good place to look up such short stories as:
"The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, "The Enchanted Bluff" by Willa Cather,  and "The Luck of the Roaring Camp" by Bret Hart.

English Server Fiction Collection : Short FictionLook for “title” in alphabetical listing by author.  This is another good place to look up short stories such as:
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce and "Wife of His Youth" by Charles Chestnutt.

 Great American Short Stories - This link will provide quick access to the following short stories:
"The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs, "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allen Poe, "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed" by Mark Twain, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.



Young Adult & Children's Literature and Authors

Authors and Illustrators on the Web  -  Children's Literature Web Guide

Authors for Children  - Each article focuses  on a different children's author and include links to further information.

Authors 4 Teens - A site about contemporary authors whose books explore all aspects of teenage life.

Children and Young Adult Authors and illustrators  - Internet School Library Media Center's index to author and illustrator Internet sites.

Children's Book Council   -    About children's authors and illustrators

Children's Literature Web Guide -- Internet resources related to books for children and young adults

Favorite Teenage Angst Books

Internet Public Library Author Page  - Links to sites for some of your favorite authors/illustrators and how to find an address if you want to write to them.

Meet Authors and Illustrators  - Each month, Children's Literature pays a brief visit to an author or illustrator in the printed newsletter. Since we are less constrained on-line, we publish both brief and longer interviews on our web site. In addition, the interview are often be accompanied by reviews of the author or illustrator's books from our extensive database. Scanned graphics or clip art are included when available.

Reading Rants - Book Reviews for Older Teens

Reviews of Children's Books


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