Literature Resources

BartlebyBooks.com – Great Books Online
This site is "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge. Searchable.

Subject: Literature

CommonLit
This site contains high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 
This site contains the complete versions of Shakespeare's plays, available to read online.

Subject: Literature--Authors--Shakespeare; Online Texts--English Literature; Online Texts--Drama/Plays

Dictionary of Symbolism 
This site provides explanations for commonly used symbolism in literature. Searchable.

Subject: Literature

The Jane Austen Information Page 
Everything that the Jane Austen fan might wish for including e-texts of her 6 novels and her minor works, Jane Austen trivia, a biography and a bibliography.

Subject: Literature--Authors; Books--Romance & Gothic

Lit2Go 
This site provides a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Browse by author, title, or search the database by author, title, or reading level. Many selections can be downloaded directly into iTunes or your Mp3 player. You can also read the stories online.

Subject: Literature--Online Texts

Literature & Culture of the American 1950s 
This stie contains a collection of online readings relating to the literature and culture of the United States in the 1950s.

Subject: History--History by Region--North American History--United States History--United States History by Era--20th Century United States History; Culture--Pop Culture; Literature--Literature by Time Period

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature 
This site provides Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century and Restoration and 18th Century literary texts. Entries for each author include: works, biography, criticism, quotations and links. Texts are from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed.

Subject: Literature--Criticism; Language & Linguistics--English; Literature--Literature by Time Period; Online Texts--English Literature

NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources 
This site is a directory of links on all aspects of medieval society and its culture. It includes search engines and a fantastic glossary for obscure medieval terminology. It also includes an extensive bibliography of sources divided up by specializations.

Subject: Literature--Literature by Time Period; History--History by Region--European History--Middle Ages (Medieval)

Open Source Shakespeare 
This site is "An experiment in literary technology. Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free website containing Shakespeare's complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind." Search for specific words in plays using the concordance, search for phrases or lines using the keyword search, or search by character. 

Subject: Literature--Authors--Shakespeare; Online Texts--English Literature; Online Texts--Drama/Plays; Homework Help--Subject Area Help----English and Literature

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide 
This site provides a detailed guide to finding literary criticism and commentary about American authors. Arranged by literary periods and includes introductions and general bibliographies for each period.

Subject: Literature--Authors; Literature--Criticism; Literature--Literature by Time Period

University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Website 
These pages are dedicated to assisting scholars of all types all over the world.  The authors are constantly striving to provide an extensive and useful location for all types of information and tools that will help in the study of fantasy and science fiction.

Subject: Literature

The Victorian Women Writers Project 
The project was developed in order to provide accurate and complete digital texts of works by British women writers of the 19th century. Offerings include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama from over forty authors.

Subject: Gender & Sexuality--Women--Careers; Literature--Literature by Time Period; Online Texts--English Literature

The Web of American Transcendentalism 
This site contains a wealth of information about the roots, influences, and works of the American Transcendentalist writers. It includes a thorough list of links to Transcendentalist authors and their texts, extensive background information and criticism on their ideas and philosophy, and links to additional web resources and bibliographies.

Subject: Literature--Authors; Literature--Literature by Time Period

World Book Club 
This site provides a discussion with world authors about their most famous works.

Subject: Literature