|Ramsey Library Research Guides
English & American Literature
On-line Literary Research Tools. Jack Lynch, English Department, Rutgers University.
Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research. A must-visit site with extensive literature resources.
English Course & Source Page. A nice collection of links for literature students. John Lye, Brock University.
The Online Books Page. Access to English-language online books and serials. John Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania.
Digital Collections. Impressive collection of humanities texts sponsored by the University of Virginia.
Digital Book Index. Full-text access to over 83,000 texts.
Project Gutenberg Index. Full-text of many classics with expired copyrights.
Camelot Project. Arthurian texts, maintained by the University of Rochester.
TEAMS Middle English Texts. The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages.
The Luminarium. Includes anthologies of Medieval (1350-1485), 16th Century Renaissance (1485-1603), and Early 17th Century (1603-1660) English literature.
The New Chaucer Society. Comprehensive list of online Chaucer sources including texts, journals, societies, conferences and calls for papers.
IPL Reading Room. Links to online book collections maintained by the Internet Public Library.
Richard III and Yorkist History Server. Includes Shakespeare's play and other resources.
Project Bartleby. Named after Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener, this site provides out-of-print classics and poetry.
Library of Southern Literature. Important Southern literary works from the colonial period to the beginning of the twentieth century. Part of Documenting the American South, a collection of primary resources at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Women Romantic-Era Writers. Adriana Craciun, University of Nottingham.Chadwyck-Healey's Literature Collections. Full-text collections of significant American, African-American, and English poetry from 600 to the present.
British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832. Full-text archive of e-text editions from the Kohler Collection at University of California-Davis.
American Verse Project. An electronic archive of American poetry prior to 1920. University of Michigan.
Poets.org. Academy of American Poets site includes the Poetry Audio Archive, a collection of recordings dating to the 1960s, as well as a searchable database of more than 1,200 poems.
Sonnet Central. An archive of English sonnets. Includes a disclaimer that some text is modernized for the general reader.
Beowulf. Araby Greene's outstanding site at University of Nevada-Reno.
The DNA of Literature. Paris Review sponsored site that provides access to their Writers at Work series of major author interviews, including Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner and many more.
A Celebration of Women Writers. Browse by author, century, or country. Offers biography, bibliography, and full-text editions of rare and out-of-print books. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania.
Pulitzer Prizes. Current and historical information.
The Victorian Web. An ambitious site on many facets of the era. National University of Singapore.
Directory of Open Access Journals. Provides access to many free, full-text, quality controlled scholarly journals. Select the link for Languages and Literatures.
The Mississippi Review. The Center for Writers, University of Southern Mississippi.
Morpo Review. An electronic literary magazine. You can submit your own work to the editors.
The New York Review of Books. Online version of the popular literary review.
The Paris Review. An American literary quarterly founded in the Paris of the 50's by expatriates.
Writers Write: The Internet Writing
Journal. Dedicated to improving writing skills.
While there are many excellent journals freely available online, you must use Ramsey Library's periodical indexes in order to access articles in our subscription journals.
Humanities Full Text. Index to the major journals in the humanities, including full-text articles from over 170 titles. Great place to search for literature and language, classics, folklore, drama, and the performing arts.
MLA Bibliography. Authoritative index to scholarly research on English, American, and world literature, languages, and linguistics.
Literature Online (LION). Library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, with many full-text literature journals, and other criticism and reference resources.
Literary Journals from JSTOR. Complete full-text back runs of many core journals in language and literature.
See a complete list of our online periodical indexes for Literature.
Originally created by Araby Greene. Last updated 8 November 2007. Comments to the Library Web Team.