Literature

Literary Reference CenterStar
Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 179,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), nearly 450 literary journals, more than 644,000 book reviews, more than 71,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,800 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryStar
This database includes several e-books that may assist you in your research, especially those papers involving literary criticism. The database includes Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students, Shakespeare for Students, Drama for Students, Nonfiction Classics for Students, Literary Themes for Students, and Literary Newsmakers for Students.

Literature Criticism OnlineStar
Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism® and
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism®

Salem LiteratureStar

Includes the following titles:

Critical Insights: Authors (series)
T. S. Eliot
Robert Frost
Stephen King
Arthur Miller

Critical Insights: Works (series)
Canterbury Tales, The
Death of a Salesman
Grapes of Wrath, The
Great Gatsby, The
Red Badge of Courage, The

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English Server Fiction Collection
directory of works "of and about" fiction on the internet

Bibliomania
full-text editions of classic works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and a small selection of reference titles

Bartleby Library: Great Books Online
provides access to classics and reference books online

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
The ninth edition of John Bartlett’s classic collection of quotations contains over 9,000 selections from Hesiod and Plutarch, through Chaucer and Thomas à Kempis, up to the contemporary statesmen of the day

Inter-Play: An Online Index to Plays in Collections, Anthologies, and Periodicals
searchable by author and/or title

Geoffreychaucer.org
annotated guide to online resources relating to Geoffrey Chaucer

Outline of American Literature
by Kathryn VanSpanckeren, a Professor of English at the University of Tampa

Internet Public Library: Online Literary Criticism
"The Online Literary Criticism Collection primarily seeks to collect evaluative or explanatory writings about works of literature"

Literary History
guide to literary criticism on the web

Luminarium
guide to English literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Norton Topics Online
web companion to the Norton Anthology of English Literature

Shakespeare Resource Center
well-organized, informative guide to William Shakespeare, including his life, works, etc.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature
"Compiled over fourteen years, from 1907 to 1921, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing."

Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature
annotated guide to online resources in the field of English Literature

Poetry Archives
database of over 3600 full-text classical poems