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Links to reliable, authoritative information listed by subject area.
  • Absolute Shakespeare
    "The essential Shakespeare resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre." Includes study guides and commentaries, and for the student pulling together an eleventh-hour report, play summaries."
  • Arts and Letters Daily
    Links to newspapers, magazines and journals, book reviews, articles, essays, editorials, news services, columnists, and literary criticism.
  • Bartleby : Great Books Online
    Bartleby.com offers students information on a wide range of classics in literature, nonfiction and reference works ie Utopia; Bulfinch's Mythology and includes biographical information on authors, literary history and criticism.
  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
    A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.
  • Cambridge History of English and American Literature
    "Essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing."
  • Canadian Contemporary and 19th Century Poets
    Pictures, biographies, published works, writing philosophies and other info about some of Canada's greatest poets.
  • In Search of Shakespeare
    An investigation into the life and times of William Shakespeare.
  • IPL's Online Literacy Criticism Collection
    The Internet Public Library site provides links to critical and biographical Internet resources on authors and their works.
  • League of Canadian Poets
    Links for and about Canadian poetry & poets can be found here.
  • Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
    "A comprehensive, annotated, and rated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet." In addition, this site includes a Shakespeare Timeline, which is a biography of major times in his life.
  • New York Review of Books
    Online edition of the publication. In addition to selections from the current issue, it has an archive of several hundred articles, including the full text of its first issue (Feb 1/1963).
  • On-Line Books Page
    Lists and links to more than 12,000 English language full text, non-copyrighted electronic books. Searchable by author, title or subject. Includes section on banned books and prize winning books online.
  • Poetry International Web
    Developed by the Poetry International Foundation, this site provides access to poetry from as many countries as possible accessible to an international readership, encourages poetry translations, and provides an international directory of information.
  • Project Gutenberg
    This 35-year old revered site contains more than 20,000 downloadable electronic titles. Need a copy of a Shakespeare play by tomorrow and the library is closed? Search or browse by author or title.
  • Shakespeare Online
    In-depth play analyses, essays, plot synopses, source information, answers to common Shakespeare questions.
  • Shakespeare's Globe
    Site is dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
  • Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature: Background Information
    Site provides starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature, edited by Temple University scholar. Provides extensive set of links to Renaissance period information.
  • The Black Renaissance
    Devoted to the literature by African Americans during the "Harlem Renaissance." Includes biographies, recommended books, related links, and a timeline.
  • The Oxford Shakespeare
    "The 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse constitute the literary cornerstone of Western civilization." Available full-text, online, for free.
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