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Literature

AUTHORS / CRITICISMS
 
Thirty-seven writers, from the obscure to the famous, are featured, and selected works are posted online in full; part of the Schomburg Collection at New York Public Library.
 
A very useful resource on literature by women, searchable by name, country, date or ethnicity, The site include many complete books on-line.
 
Free online access to the full text content of 180 literature guides. Students can ask a question to get started on an assignment through the interactive site “Ask Cliffs” and get an online answer.
 
A comprehensive collection of sites covering all aspects of English Literature.
 
Excellent source for author information and literary criticism.
 
Online study guides similar to Cliff Note. Great source for students.
 
A Collection of information about Victorian authors and the society they lived in.
 

BOOKLISTS & BOOK REVIEW
 
This website offers book reviews and information on African American writers as well as information on newly published titles. It also provides opportunities for online discussions.
 
Online version of the book review magazine.
 
The guide for avid reviews with fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and much more.
 
Get book recommendations, keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read, form a book club, answer book trivia, collect your favorite quotes.
 
Major library review publication.
 
The most recent week of book reviews in the Times. There is also access to the on-line book reviews, and a handy calendar of local literary events.
 
The preeminent literary review journal, available full-text back to 1996.
 
The most recent week of the world's most popular book review, archived back to 1996.
 
What is Oprah reading? Find out here or exchange opinions with other bibliophiles.
 
Partnership between Las Comadres and the Asssociation of American Publishers (AAP) to promote reading of Latina authors. Membership is open to everyone. Most books are also available in Spanish. 
 
Resources and selections for lively book discussions.
 
Multiple online professional reviews of recently released books.
 
Site for Science Fiction and Fantasy fans.
 
Billed as "The Web's Largest Selection of Booklists", currently contains more than 390 lists in 81 categories - fiction and nonfiction, popular and scholarly, from the usual to the unusual.
 
Reviews of new mysteries, arranged by sub-genre (such as police procedurals), as well as interviews with popular authors and a list of addresses you can write them at.
 
Reviews of new romance novels, arranged by sub-genre (such as historical romances), as well as interviews with popular authors and a list of addresses you can write to them at.
 

GENERAL
 
An excellent hotlist of book-related resources, including discussion groups, authors, bookstores with price comparisons, bestseller lists, prizes, publishers, on-line texts, and more.
 
People Search, Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Biographical Dictionary, Geographical Dictionary, and their Collegiate Dictionary.
 
This database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.
 
Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, literature, and other documents from the period.
 
Over 17,000 libraries and 5,000 publishers catalogues. You can search by the library's name or geographic location.
 
Search the catalogues of the Library of Congress, which contain almost 12 million items and 5 million authority records ( the names all types of authors.)
 
Register and agree to terms to browse Literary Market Place, and gain limited free access to trade services and resources, and basic information on publishers and literary agents worldwide.
 
Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.
 

GRAMMAR, WRITING, & STYLE
 
A list of hundreds of grammatical mistakes and commonly confused words in American English.
 
 
William Strunk's classic guide to good writing.
 
Helps with writing, research, grammar, and more.
 
Writing handouts that cover a wide range of topics from the introduction, argument, summary, citations, punctuation, reviews, speeches, and more are available to non-students for non-commercial use. 
 
Formats bibliographies and works cited for researchers, writers and students.
 

LITERARY AWARDS
 
A yearly prize for an international author who has conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.
 
A chronological list of the major science fiction awards, the Hugo and the Nebula, and some other minor awards.
 
Several annual prizes for excellence in journalism, literature, drama, and music.
 

ONLINE BOOKSTORES
 
A distributor of new and used books and other goods, searchable by author, title, or subject. Many books include the cover illustration and reviews.
 
A distributor and book dealer, similar to Amazon. Many books have links to outside reviews and author interviews.
 
A network of independent bookstores, with many books and reviews by local booksellers.
 
A major retailer of new and used books, which offers free shipping on books orders, as well as synopses and reviews of many books the store staff.
 

ONLINE TEXTS
 
Full-text documents in English literature, American Literature, and Western Philosophy, with a searchable index. It is also possible to search within the texts themselves.
 
An amazing collection of on-line classics, including literature, non-fiction, poetry, and reference.
 
Over 2,100 publicly-available ebooks, including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children’s literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, the Bible, and more.  Downloadable for the Microsoft Reader and the Palm Reader.
 
Download full copies of out-of-copyright books from a variety of public domain titles.
 
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than fifty partners in HathiTrust
 
A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music.
 
The original site for on-line texts, Project Gutenberg is still on the cutting edge with over 10,000 classics, including many international titles.
 
Access to over 15,000 free self-published downloadable eBooks by Indie authors.  Click on "Free" at the top of the page to list only free titles.
 
Over 19,000 titles arranged by author, title, or Dewey Decimal number.
 

OUT OF PRINT BOOKS
 
A network of used bookstores, listing over 28 million titles for sale.
 
Another network of used bookstores and rare book dealers, which includes free shipping on larger orders and special services for librarians and collectors.
 
Used, textbooks, rare, and out-of-print books from a global network of independent booksellers.
 
A comprehensive book search engine that includes 30,000 new and used book dealers and databases to find over 50 million new, used, rare, and out of print books.
 
Chegg.com offers options to rent textbooks, buy textbooks (new & used), or sell back used textbooks.
 
Search multiple sites to verify and locate old, rare, and out-of-print books.
 

POETRY
 
Searchable archive of pre-1920 American poetry.
 
A major collection and hotlist of contemporary poetry, including authors, poems, publishers, magazines and online e-zines.
 
The official society for American poetry, including a large collection of poems, information about authors, an events calendar, and even audio version of famous poems.
 

QUOTATIONS
 
The tenth edition of this classic collection, with an index by date and author, and a concordance.
 
BrainyQuote is the world's largest quotation site. We educate and entertain audiences of all ages with family-friendly quotations from history's most prominent figures through to today's newsmakers - famous celebrities, athletes, politicians, authors, and everything in between. We are passionate about quotes, and on a mission to share our knowledge with the world.
 
Searchable catalog of quotations with additional features.