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English Resources

General Links

Bartley.com: Great Books Online
This site provides free access to thousands of literature, reference and verse works that are available online.

Dictionary of Symbolism
This symbolism dictionary endeavors to provide some possible cultural significances of various symbols, and suggest ways in which those symbols may have been used in context.

Project Gutengerg Free eBook Library
Online text library that provides access to more than 10,000 e-books.

Voice of the Shuttle
Web site for Humanities Research. Through this site are links to literature and history.

World Literature

Encyclopedia Mythica
You can search this online encyclopedia to find information on mythology, folklore, and legends.

Literary Resources: Rennaisance
A lot of Shakespeare sites and lots more literary information on the Rennaisance.

Norton Anthology of English Literature
This online resources for The Norton anthology of English Literature provides 28 topics for study and discussion.

VOS: Voice of the Shuttle
Rennaisance and 17th Century literature sites.

Ethnic Literature

Voices from the Gaps
Women Writers of Color is an instructional Web site focusing on the lives and works of North American women writers of color.

American Literature

Literary Resources on the Net
This set of pages is a collection of links to sites on the Internetdealing especially with English and American literature, excludingmost single electronic texts, and is limited to collections of informationuseful to academics.

Outline of American Literature
Chronological list of American literature with links to information on eras, movements and authors.

Simonds History of American Literature
This is a great site to find all of the important writers throughout American history divided into periods of history.

European Literature

Literary Resources on the Net
This set of pages is a collection of links to sites on the Internet dealing especially with English and American literature, excluding most single electronic texts, and is limited to collections of information useful to academics.

A selection of major authors and works associated with English literature.


Encyclopedia Mythica
The award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between.


An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry
Edited by Cary Nelson

Plagiarist.com Poetry Archive
Plagiarist.com is an online archive of the world's finest poetry. Besides the archive, they maintain the Plagiarist Poetry Discussion Forum, Plagiarist Poetry Resources (such as essays and lectures), and other things related to the writing and appreciation of poetry in general.

Poetry 180
Library of Congress: A Poem a Day for American High Schools

Poetry Archives
The Poetry Archives is a collection of thousands of classical poems to help you recall fond memories or to help create new ones.

Poets.org: Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.the Academy maintains one of the liveliest and most comprehensive poetry sites on the Internet, at www.poets.org.

Snally Gaster's African American Phat Library
Literature by African Americans


Big 6: Information Literacy for the Information Age
The Big6 integrates information search and use skills along with technology tools in a systematic process to find, use, apply, and evaluate information to specific needs and tasks.

Controversial Issues: Multnomah County Library
This site has links to many controversial social issues with a balanced viewpoint, and more to the left. Use these links and the Town Hall sites to present a balanced argument in your research papers.

Controversial Issues: Public Agenda Online
Here is the greatest site for research social issues. There are lists of topics, which link to a page with links divided by understanding the issue (with lots of statistics) and public opinion. After linking to each site, there are more links with valuable information.

Controversial Issues: Town Hall
This a great site for controversial issues from the viewpoint of the conservative camp. You can search by keyword or open the daily updates of articles. There are also links to "The Right Pages" which will lead you to web pages of conservative viewpoints on controversial issues.

Writing and Grammar

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Use this site to find answers to your questions concerning proper English grammar and punctuation.

Guide to Grammar and Writing from Capital Community College Foundation
Answer your grammar questions at this site. Also offers a review of the rules and applications of writing.

HyperGrammar from the University of Ottawa
An overview of grammar, including parts of speech, phrases, punctuation and more.

On-Line English Grammar
Free Online English Grammar Resources

The Owl Family of Sites
The OWL at Purdue
Offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style.
The Writing Lab at Purdue
Offers free writing consultations, workshops, ESL conversation groups, and other services in Purdue University's Heavilon Hall to the Purdue campus community.

Word Central
A colorful site for students to find out information about words through fun, educational activities.