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Selected Resources for Literature Studies: Websites for Literature

A guide to online and print resources that support the study of British and American literature.

Internet Metapages (Free Websites)

About.com Classic Literature

About.com Contemporary Literature

Bartleby.com

"The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference & verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the Web, free of charge."  (From the site.)

Gale's Literary Index

A free online index to forty of Gale's printed sources.  A quick and easy way to locate biographies of authors and critical essays on their writings.  IUP Library has the printed sources referenced in this index shelved in the Reference Collection.

Humanities Web

"The mission of HumanitiesWeb is to build a humanities site that will show the interconnections, the web, the links, between history, the arts, and culture - and how each plays off and influences the others." (From the site.)

Literary Resources on the Net

Metapages maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers University offer links to Internet sites related to English and American literature including romantic, Victorian (British), twentieth century English and American literature, theater and drama, theory, women's literature and feminism, and more.

Voice of the Shuttle

Pages maintained by Alan Liu and the English Department of the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Metapage covering general humanities resources, as well as, resources in anthropology, art history, classical studies, cultural studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, and more.

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875

Attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851-1875.  Includes well known writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, etc.  A project of the Indiana University (Indiana) Digital Library Program.