The Literary Link
Sources for Upper Division/Graduate Students in Electronic Literary Research
This page should be used only when it seems impossible to work in the library with those old-fashioned, yet indispensable, books.
(see a reference librarian when in doubt)
Look also at Harner, James L. Literary Research Guide: A Guide to References Sources for the Study of Literatures in English and Related Topics. 2nd ed. New York: MLA, 1993.
For for the correct citation format, visit The Literary Link for Writing and submitting essays
Links for major resources of criticism about literature on the Internet:
- Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research VOS is a very comprehensive index to online information about authors and research in Literature from an historical perspective as well as from a various cultural ones. It is a very useful starting place, especially since much of the criticism is labeled "criticism."
- Online Literary Criticism Guide–some of these links listed on this page were initially found at this site
- English Server:drama, fiction, poetry, etc.
- British Poetry: 1780-1910. Full e-texts
- Atlantic Monthly Magazine search: I subscribe to this source in hardcopy. A useful source.
- Literary Resource on the Web This is a searchable and comprehensive guide to author information with more critical links than most other sites.
- Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection–-a very searchable category from Online Literary Crictism
- A Celebration of Women Writers
- Literature and Medicine This database contains commentary on literature that deals with medical and psychological issues. While this may sound like a peculiar topic, it does contain good criticism on a wider range of topics than you might imagine.
- PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide: a searchable, highly-detailed and comprehensive site
- Welcome to LitLinks: Literary Links on the Web. This site lists many of the best literary links on the web. While not exhaustive, it is representative and offers connections to other major online lists.
- List of electronic sources for texts and bibliographies
- Electronic Resources at SJSU
- WWW Virtual Library: main page at Stanford
- WWW Virtual Library: Literature at Stanford
- Beyond the general WWW searching at UCBerkeley: guides, tools, links to many literary sources
- Library of Congress: seachable database
- Literature in Great Britain, the Victorians and their Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Precursors: A Chronology
- Complete History of Prose Style
- Lion.Chadwyck webliography for texts on line–a complete line of texts from the 19th century. A rare find.
- Oxford Text On-line, a new searchable database
- Arachne: e-text archives from around the world
- WWW Virtual Library
- British Periodicals in the early nineteenth century (not yet fully interactive)
General Search Engines
- Major Search engines for the web:
- More Search engines
- Search for material in standard English language
- A alphabetical complete listing of scholarly e-journals
- Project Muse: some journals available only through subscription, but a really worthwhile source
- CTheory–-Critical Theory
- Modern Fiction Studies
- Postmodern Culture
- Ejournal Site Guide
- Milton Quarterly This online journal contains articles about the works of John Milton.
- Hypermedia Joyce Studies This is an online journal devoted to the study of the works of James Joyce.
More Reference Materials
- The Bible: a searchable source
Of Special Interest to Upper division/Graduate Students
- MLA Grad Student Caucus Home page
- Hot Links to Online Literary Criticism
- Guide to Literary Theory, including essays
- Glossary of Internet Terms
- Glossary of Poetic Terms
- Glossary of literary terms (from Robert Harris, Southern California College)
- Guide to Grammar, Jack Lynch
- Blue Book Guide to Punctuation
- Blue Book Guide to Grammar
- Arts and Humanities Citation Index
- Links to many other Educational Resources, including symbols, quotations, Eric, and a reverse dictionary.
- Two useful professional resources:
The Chronicle’s Academe This Week: an overview, but subscribable
The Times Higher Education page
Wish to View the scenery around an author’s home? Visit Literary Locales (at SJSU)
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