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Literature Resource Center - Print material delivered in digital format! A one-stop-shop for your Literature assignments. Access to up-to-date author information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotes --Need to find out who said what? Check here.
Book-A-Minute Classics -- Think Cliffs Notes are condensed? Wait until you check these summaries out! Purely for entertainment purposes, as in, Don't try to do your book report off of this site. It's here because I think we can all use a little comic relief when doing homework.
A Celebration of Women Writers -- Links to biographical information on women writers, their works, and more.
Encyclopedia Mythica -- An encyclopedia of myth, folklore, and legend.
IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection Main Page -- Lists over 2500 links to author websites for biographical information and criticism on their works. You can browse by author name, title, nationality or time period.
NYPL Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century -- Browse by title, author, or genre to find full-text of 19th century African American works by women.
Project Gutenberg -- The full-text of public domain, copyright-free works of literature. You can download 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Beowulf, Macbeth, The Red Badge of Courage, and more.
Schmoop Literature - Summaries, themes, analyses and web links to a wide variety of literature including contemporary Young Adult works.
SparkNotes -- Notes on the usual books, written by Harvard graduates who have been there, read that.
The Academy of American Poets -- A cornucopia of poetry for verse lovers.
American Verse Project -- A collection of poetry published before 1920 from the Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan. You can search for poetry by word or by phrase.
The Atlantic Online | Poetry Pages -- Contains poems published in The Atlantic Monthly magazine, as well as essays about poetry and poets.
Verse.Bartleby.com -- A searchable database of poetry that's usually covered in classes. Includes entries on poets that contain a portrait, brief biography, criticism, and quotations.
Favorite Poem Project -- A project of the Library of Congress, Boston University, and our 39th Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, this site present 50 poems as they were meant to be experienced--read out loud.
Internet Poetry Archive -- Full-text poetry from Seamus Heaney, Philip Levine, Yusef Komunyakaa, Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Pinsky, and Margaret Walker, sponsored by the University of North Carolina.
Modern American Poetry Home -- The online companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry.
PoemHunter.com -- Search for poems and poets
Representative Poetry On-line -- Produced by the University of Toronto in Canada, this site allows you to search for poets and their poetry by name, title, or first line. It also includes a timeline, calendar, glossary, and a selection of essays and other writings that discuss poetry.
Yahoo Poetry Database -- Select from dozens of categories and genres of poetry.
Complete Works of Shakespeare -- Full-text of all of Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, histories, and sonnets.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet -- An annotated guide to Shakespeare resources on the Internet.
Playbill On-Line -- Get playbills containing plot summaries, cast lists, and cast bios for plays all over the world.
UK Theatre Web -- Guide to professional and amateur theater in the United Kingdom.