English Language and Literature
An in-depth look at American writers who helped shape a nation, featuring biographical and historical background information for each featured author.
Full-text classic poetry and prose, quotations and more.
A British site that provides full-text for classic works, as well as study guides and reference materials.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Considered one of the most important works of literary history and criticism, this complete online version contains thousands of essays with topics on all aspects of literature and writing, from Bartleby.com
A Celebration of Women Writers
Promotes an awareness of the importance of women's writing. Can be browsed alphabetically by name, century, or country. Also provides links to sites devoted to specific writers.
Greek and Roman mythology, study guides for Homer, Sophocles and Euripides, as well a glossary for mythological terms, from a Temple University history professor.
Full-text classic literature.
Books and short stories. New works are added to the collections on a regular basis.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable from Bartleby.com.
Electronic Text Center
Full-text English language resources from the University of Virginia.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Full-text folk tales and myths from around the world.
Google Book Search
Search the text of over seven million books online.
An excellent web site to find books that would interest boys and adult males, searchable by subject, author or title, and provides lists of favorite books.
Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection
IPL2 offers links to over 4500 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works.
Gale's Literary Index provides an index of authors, titles and subjects to the print editions of Gale's Literary Criticism reference sets. The SHS library has many of these sets.
Biographical information of Beat Generation authors and poets and includes articles and samples of their work.
Literary Resources on the Net
English language resources by subject.
Biographies of well-known authors, including facts about the author's life, a complete list of works, facts about literature prizes.
An encyclopedia of mythology, with colorful illustrations.
On-Line Books Page
Full-text books, including foreign titles.
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature
A research and reference guide to American literature from early American through late twentieth century.
Full-text classic literature.
Bartlett's Dictionary of Familiar Quotations from Bartleby.com.
The Quotations Page
Great popular quotations, links, and motivational quotes for the day.
The Quotations Archive
General purpose quotations, searchable by subject, author, or keywords, plus links to other quotation sites.
Quotations by topic, literary quotes, humorous quotes and more.
Mostly a commercial site, but also has free study guides to classic literature and drama.
Caters to young adult readers and provides author interviews, book reviews, a message board and an excellent newsletter.
Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color
Focuses on North American women writers of color, and provides biographical information, some critical analysis and lists of works by and about the writer as well as links to related Web sites, from the University of Minnesota.
American Verse Project
Archive of volumes of American verse prior to 1920.
Archive of American and English Poetry from 1250-1920.
Glossary of Poetic Terms
A study guide for poetry, which includes a large glossary that can be downloaded and searched.
The Internet Poetry Archive
Contemporary works, including those by Seamus Heaney, Yusef Knomunyakaa, Phillip Levine, Czelaw Miosz, Robert Pinsky, Margaret Walker and Richard Wilber. Links to biographical inofrmation, poetry text, and bibliographies.
Modern American Poets
An online companion to the Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry. Contains sample poems, criticism and analysis, commentaries, biographical information, from the Dept. of English at the University of Illinois.
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools
Established by Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States, poetry selected to appeal to high school students.
A searchable anthology of works by more than 560 poets, which is ever-expanding.
Works and biographies of selected major poets from the American Academy of Poets.
RPO: Representative Poetry Online
Extensive resources on poets, poetic language, literary criticism, and poems (particularly historical) from the University of Toronto.
Types of Poetry
From Shadowpoetry.com, this page provides a definition and an example of more than 50 different kinds of poetry.
Complete Works of Shakespeare
All of Shakespeare's works, searchable by keyword. Includes related articles and recommended links.
The Folger Shakespeare Library
Shakespearean material and also a vast collection of rare Renaissance books and manuscripts on all disciplines.
The Oxford Shakespeare
The 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare ranks among the most authoritative published this century. Search plays, sonnets and miscellaneous verse, which constitute the literary cornerstone of Western civilization. From Bartleby.com
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
A very user-friendly Shakespeare site that includes information on his life and times, including a timeline and genealogy, sources for his works, scholarly criticism, the theatre, the Renaissance, teacher materials, links to other good sites and more. Playbill Resources and links for drama and dramatists.
A large searchable database, containing about 155,000 acronyms, abbreviations and definitions.
A+ Research & Writing for High School
Resources and links for writing from the Internet Public Library.
Common Errors in English
Provides lists of common errors in grammar usage and spelling.
English Grammar On-line
Grammar guide includes an English grammar clinic for questions from Edufind.com.
Glossary of Literary Terms and a Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Searchable indexes for both the glossary and the handbook provides definitions and explanations for literary terms and devices.
Grammar Resources on the Web
This site from the University of Chicago provides grammar resources that are integrated into a narrative about grammar and good writing. Materials include grammar books and essays, English for non-native speakers, science and technical writing, thesauruses and dictionaries, gender-neutral language and classic style guides.
Guide to Grammar & Writing
From traditional sentence level lessons on parts of speech to more in-depth areas such as essay writing, this is the ultimate guide to grammar and technical aspects of writing
Provides guidelines and examples on MLA documentation of WEB sites from the Modern Language Association Web site.
A suite of interactive tools designed to help students with online research, especially great for bibliograpahic citation.
Online Writing Lab
From Purdue University, this site provides vast resources for writers and teachers of writing.
The Searchable Phrase Finder
Word resources, including meanings and origins, sayings, cliches, proverbs and quotations. Other features are euphemisms, popular fallacies and phrases with Biblical origins
Strunk's Elements of Style
Strunk's Elements of Style on-line provides elementary rules of language usage and principles of composition, from Bartleby.com.
Last updated 7/27/11