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Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.

MLA International Bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers.

Recommended Websites

NOTE: For links dealing with free Online Texts, click on this link.

Academic Info is a subject directory that specializes in identifying only quality websites (in a growing number of disciplines) that have scholarly/academic value. It includes


About.Com English Literature Guides develop and maintain interactive websites in specialized areas of interest, providing content, maintaining organized and comprehensive lists of links to other Internet and print resources on the topic, and acting as facilitators in chat room discussions. Some of the browsable categories include the following:

Literary Resources on the Net is a very large list of organized links, containing a keyword search engine and a browsable area. Selected links on this site include the following:

The Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature Page contains what is widely regarded as one of the largest and most comprehensive of the literature link-sites, with links to literature in English, to literatures in other languages, and to sites about Literary Theory.

The Heath Guide to American Literature: Volume II Web Sites, housed at Georgetown University, includes links to Late Nineteenth Century: 1865-1910 literature, Developments in Women’s Writing, and the various authors anthologized in Heath.

Unique Resources

Awesome Library organizes the Web with 24,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

Calls for Papers are sorted by over 20 broad subject areas (Victorian, Gender Studies, Theory, etc.).

The Centre for Ibsen Studies contains the world’s largest collection of books and other material by and on Ibsen. A good starting point for any Ibsen research is the annotated bibliography compiled by the librarians at the Ibsen Centre.

Cervantes Project is a digital library of Cervantes’s complete works in several versions (princeps, old-spelling, modernized, English) along with the interfaces, hypertext links, and search engines to facilitate their use at multiple levels, and is available in English and Spanish.

The Dickinson Electronic Archives includes writings by the Dickinson family, responses to Dickinson’s writing and links on using the digital collection to teach Dickinson.

John Stuart Mill Links includes writings by and about Mill, including reviews.

The Online Books Page lists books available online for free, by Library of Congress call number, and has an excellent Language and Literature section (call numbers beginning with the letter P).

WWW Resources for English & American Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries contains a selective listing of online journal links listed under each major content area.

Web Resource Guide: English is a selective listing of electronic texts and text collections that appear under each major content area, making this a very good place to identify available texts by period. Note that “English” here refers to both British and American, as the two are not separate categories. Major links on this site include:

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