Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research
- The American
Verse Project. Provides electronic versions of volumes of American
poetry prior to 1920. Poets include Stephen Vincent Benet, Emily Dickinson,
Emerson, Longfellow, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl
Sandburg, and many more.
- Bartleby.com A literary resources
providing contemporary and classic references on verse, fiction and
- A Celebration
of Women Writers.
Chaucer Website. This site is compiled by Harvard University's
Chaucer Program. It provides a wide range of glossed Middle English
texts and translations of analogues relevant to Chaucer's works,
as well as selections from relevant works by earlier and later writers,
critical articles from a variety of perspectives, graphics, and
general information on life in the Middle Ages. At the moment the
site concentrates on the Canterbury Tales, but the longer-term goal
is to create a more general Chaucer page.
- The Complete Works
of William Shakespeare. The World Wide Web's first edition of
the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Full texts can be obtained
by searching either the chronological listing or the alphabetical
Middle English Dictionary.
The electronic Middle English Dictionary. The print MED, completed
in 2001, as 15,000 pages offering a comprehensive analysis of lexicon
and usage for the period 1100-1500 and is the largest collection
of this kind available. This electronic version of the MED preserves
all the details of the print MED, but goes far beyond this, by converting
its contents into an enormous database, searchable in ways impossible
within any print dictionary.
- Native American Authors.
This website provides information on Native North American authors
with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information,
and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and
- The Online Medieval
and Classical Library. An archive being assembled as a service
to the Internet. Provides a free and easy way for the computer user
to access some of the most important literary works of Classical and
Medieval civilization. Unless otherwise noted, all texts are public
Paris Review Partially funded by the National
Endlowment for the Arts. Provides links to curent and archived
issues, audio files, interviews, and current literary events. Most
pieces contain an original sheet of marked-up manuscript, and many
older interviews are available in full-text downloadable PDF format.
Includes interviews about writing conducted with almost every major
American writer who has published in the last 50 years.
- Project Gutenberg. Full-text
of famous classic books and other important titles published before
1923. As of November of 2002, there were more than 6,267 e-books available
on Project Guttenberg.
of Primary Sources A listing of over 5000 websites describing
holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs,
and other primary sources for the research scholar.
- Romantic Chronology.
The site covers the period from 1660 to 1851. It is broken into time
periods and then into individual years. The Chronology provides links
to reference information, full-text articles and primary materials
and graphic items.
- Science fiction and
fantasy research database Contains more than 73,000
historial and critical citations abou the related genres of science
fiction, fantasy, and horror
Middle English texts Created by The Consortium for
the Teaching of the Middle Ages (TEAMS), this is one of the most
important free Web sites for Middle English literary studies,
especially for teaching.
- Voice of the Shuttle Homepage.