Literature & Reading


Book Reviews, Book Awards, Book Suggestions

Books for Teens

A Book and A Hug
Reviews of books for children through teens. Includes a page with Read-Alike recommendations.
A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy (blog)
A discussion of books, movies, and TV shows; with an emphasis on books for children and teens.
Contemporary YA Novels Based on Classics
An Amazon.com list relating modern literature with the classics they are based on.
Finding Wonderland (blog)
We blog to share and celebrate young adult books, especially books with multicultural characters.
Goodreads Listopia: YA Books
Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations. Or see what books other people are discussing!
LitPick
Book reviews for students, by students.
Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
Nice list from a library in Texas.
Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!
A group of booklists for those of you teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there’s life after Judy Blume and Brian Jacques. Besides the booklists, the blog features regular reviews and links to other teen lit blogs and websites.
Seton Catholic Central’s Book Review Blog
Book reviews by students in Mr. Lucia’s English classes.
TeenNewYork
Facebook page for teens from the New York State Library.
Teenreads.com
Reviews of books by author or genre, with many author interviews available.
YALSA: Book Awards & Booklists
Lists of award-winning and popular books for teenagers from the Young Adult Service section of the ALA.

Books by Genre

Genrefluent
Looking for books in a particular genre such as mystery, romance, sf, etc.? Try this site for suggestions. Includes special section for teens.

Book Suggestions

Library Thing Book Suggester
Input books you like and those you don’t like, and the suggester will come up with a list of other titles you may enjoy.
Literature-Map
Plug in an author you like and receive suggestions of other authors whose work you may enjoy.
What Should I Read Next?
Input the author and title of a book and get a list of other titles you might also like.
What’s Next?
Our What’s Next?: Books In Series™ database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.
Whichbook.net
Recommendation database accessed by select sets of criteria on sliders with selections such as “Easy — Demanding” and “Funny — Serious”.
WorldCat FictionFinder
Uses a tag cloud of subjects to guide readers to books they may like.

General Book Reviews

BookBrowse.com
BookBrowse carefully selects from the best current books and provides you with multiple reviews and a substantial excerpt of each, plus author interviews and biographies, reading guides, giveaways and quizzes.
BookReporter.com
Online magazine offering book reviews, author interviews, booklists, and more.
BookSpot.com
Best seller lists, awards, book reviews, reading lists, and more.
Commonsense Media: Book Reviews
Reviews of books with notes about whether they contain Educational value, Positive messages, Violence, Sex, Language, etc. While these reviews are aimed at parents, they can be useful for anyone looking for a quick overview of the appropriateness of a particular title.
Critical Mass
The Blog of the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors
LA Times Book Reviews
Los Angeles Times book reviews online.
Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes
This guide is intended to help readers identify a literary work when they know only its plot or subject, or other textual information such as a character’s name, a line of poetry, or a unique word or phrase. From the Library of Congress.
National Book Foundation
Current news in books and literatures, and lists of current and previous finalists and winners of the National Book Award.
New York Review of Books
Online version of the popular periodical. Includes archives.
New York Times: Books
NY Times Book Reviews
Read current reviews, or search the archive for book reviews back to 1963.
Salt Lake County Library System
Find book reviews, author interviews, award winners, bestseller lists, and more..
So Many Books – the agony and ecstasy of a reading life
One reader’s book blog.

eBooks

Free eBooks

ABCL-CLIO Reference Books
Economics, American history, Catholic literature, terrorism. (Browse “ALL” to see all titles.)
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Bartleby.com
Classic literature, verse, and reference books, including the full 1904-1917 Harvard Classics.
BooksInMyPhone
Free ebooks formatted for reading on java-enabled cellphones.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Includes, nonfiction, fiction, hymns, Bibles, and Bible commentaries.
Classic Reader
Search our online library of thousands of free books by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others.
DailyLit: Read books by email or RSS
If you are like us, you spend hours each day reading email but don’t find the time to read books. DailyLit brings books right into your inbox in convenient small messages that take less than 5 minutes to read.
Documents & Speeches
SCCHS Library page with links to documents and speeches online.
The EServer: Accessible Online Publishing
A digital humanities venture, based at Iowa State U, where hundreds of writers, editors and scholars gather to publish over 35,000 works free of charge.
The European Digital Library
A portal which offers access to the combined resources… of the 45 national libraries of Europe. It offers free searching and delivers digital objects – some free, some priced.
Gale Library eBooks
ASCD professional books for teachers and Gale Research books for everyone.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference ebooks on a variety of topics, including the arts, medicine, literature, history, and other topics, as well as the set “Novels for Students”
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Google Books
When we find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, we’ll link to it in your search results. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given us permission, you’ll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text.
Internet Archive: eBooks and Texts
Over eleven million downloadable open source and Creative Commons licensed texts and ebooks.
The Internet Classics Archive
441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and “reader’s choice” Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works in English translation.
Internet Sacred Text Archive
The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet.
Mackin VIA
Ebooks and audiobooks, both fiction and nonfiction.
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ManyBooks.net
Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader. … There are more than 29,000 eBooks available … and they’re all free!
Marshall Cavendish
Miscellaneous books for students.
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The On-Line Books Page
Listing over 1 million free books on the Web. Offers search or browse by author, title, subject, and books newly listed.
Open Culture: Free eBooks
A list of titles and links to free literature online, including classics, poetry, and some newer (20th century) titles.
Project Gutenberg (recommended)
As the first producer of free electronic books Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 works in a number of languages; these are mostly older items in the public domain. Includes a list of Books by Category.
Teaching Books
Lesson plans and resources for educators.
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World eBook Library
The world’s largest digital archive of PDF eBooks and eDocuments. Our collection hosts more than 500,000+ PDF eBooks and eDocuments.

Free Audio Books

Bluford Audio Books
Bluford Series audiobooks are provided by Townsend Press as a free resource to educators and students. Includes 15 YA titles.
LoyalBooks
You’ll always find the best collection of completely free public domain audiobooks and ebooks at Loyal Books. (Formerly “BooksShouldBeFree”)
Internet Archive: Audio
This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users.
LibraVox
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. Also available via iTunes.
Lit2Go
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.
Mercury Theatre on the Air
Download recordings of classic radio stories and serials.
Scribl
Free serialized audio books, delivered on your schedule. (Formerly “Podiobooks”)

Retail eBooks and Audiobooks

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Harlem Renaissance

Harlem, 1900-1940
An Exhibition Portfolio from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.
Harlem History
Harlem History presents a wealth of archival treasures and scholarship from Columbia about the history of one of the world’s most famous and influential neighborhoods.
Kennedy Center: ARTSEDGE: Drop Me Off in Harlem
Discover the themes and works that emerged when creative and intellectual voices intersected during the Harlem Renaissance.
Library of Congress: Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials
African-American expressions of writing, music, and art during the 1920s and 1930s are well represented in the vast collections of the Library of Congress. This guide presents the Library’s resources as well as links to external Web sites on the Harlem Renaissance and a bibliography.
PBS Newshour: Harlem Renaissance
Transcript from 1998 interview with Professor Richard Powell.
Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance
Images and writings.
Thought.co: Women of the Harlem Renaissance
Women who played key roles in the Harlem Renaissance — some are well-known, and some have been neglected or forgotten.
The Topic: Harlem Renaissance
This project includes over one-hundred and fifty websites providing biographies of writers, poets, artists, musicians, entertainers, activists, thinkers, and leaders of the Harlem Renaissance movement.

Literature & Authors

America.gov: eBooks
Includes articles, images, and the free full text of several dozen books, including USA Literature in Brief and Outline of American Literature.
American Authors
This site includes information about authors and literary movements. With links to other American Literature sites.
Author Blogs and Websites
 Arthur Miller Links 
Annotated links to sites that are related to Arthur Miller and his work, and to any of his major drama contemporaries.
Beowulf on Steorarume [Beowulf in Cyberspace]
Critical online edition of Beowulf: Old English text, English translation, Deutsch Übersetzung, glossary, explanatory notes, background material and links to other sites.
Beowulf Page 1: Translation: What Difference Does It Make?
Looks at how some popular translations deal with the poem, discussing some of the choices the translators make, and how it affects the translation as a whole.
BeowulfTranslations.net
A comparative library presenting excerpts from over 100 English language translations of the epic poem Beowulf. Five particular sections of this legendary tale were chosen as points of comparison, allowing a consistent side-by-side evaluation of every edition.
British Council Literature
This unique, searchable database contains up-to-date profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth’s most important living writers – biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prizes and photographs.
The Cervantes Digital Library
A comprehensive reference and research site dedicated tothe study of Cervantes’ works and life.
DailyLit.com
Literature delivered by email in small, digestable chunks. Just choose the work(s) you are interested in, sign up for an account, and read the emails as they arrive.
EBSCO Literary Reference Center
Articles and full-text ebooks about authors and their works, plus glossary of literary terms, dictionary, and more. (SCCHS students, see librarian for password.)
eChaucer: Chaucer in the Twenty-First Century
Chronology, research links, glossary, links to online copies of Chaucer’s work, and a few selected images.
Edgar Allan Poe Navigator
A list of resources from around the Web about Edgar Allan Poe as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.
Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature, Volume 1
Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature, Volume 2
This encyclopedia covers the vast riches of the Catholic literary tradition from its origins to the present day. Included are substantial entries on more than 70 major works from around the world. From Greenwood eBooks.
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Google LitTrips
This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place… and so much more!
Heath Guide to American Literature, v.1
Heath Guide to American Literature, v.2
Annotated list of sites on American Literature and Culture, organized according to the Heath Anthology Table of Contents.
Hemingway Resource Center
Ernest Hemingway was the most influential writer of the last century. Explore our site to learn more about his adventurous life and his groundbreaking literary work.
Invitation to World Literature
A multimedia series introducing drama, epic poetry, and novels from many times and cultures. Thirteen half-hour videos form the centerpiece of the project, and feature a mix of writers, scholars, artists, and performers with personal connections to world literature…
IPL: Literary Criticism
Links to thousands of critical and biographical Web sites dealing with American and British literature from pre-1500 to the twentieth century.
IPL: Native American Authors
This site features Native North American authors with bibliographies of their works, biographical information, and links to online resources.
Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama
A subject-organized collection of links.
Knowing Poe
Through the activities on this site, you can introduce learners (or, be introduced, yourself) to the literature, life, and times of one of America’s foremost writers.
Mark Twain Project
This site offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents. Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote.
New York State Literary Tree
Among Littree’s features are listings … for all the public and private libraries and bookstores in New York … a literary map with exhaustive information about literary sites and deceased authors who lived and worked in New York; and profiles of literary presses and journals.
The Nineteenth Century English Novel
From a CUNY professor, information and links about Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and William Thackeray.
Novels for Students
Sixteen full-text reference volumes with descriptions and analysis of some of the most popular works students study. From the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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Novels for Students ebook
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library, this set of 16 ebooks discusses popular authors and their works.
Steinbeck Center
A university site with biographical and bibliographical information on Steinbeck, and related resources.
Today in Literature
A calendar of engaging stories about the great books, writers, and events in literary history.
J.R.R. Tolkien
News about J. R. R. Tolkien, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The Tolkien Society: Studying Tolkien
Information about JRR Tolkien … the books he wrote, his life, books others have written about him, our Society and its events, and a host of other items ….
Twain Quotations A to Z
Directory of Mark Twain’s maxims, quotations, and various opinions.
Twayne Authors
This online series features the content of more than 600 books that comprise three series – United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.
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Voice of the Shuttle
Extensive set of links to humanities resources online, arranged by subject.
Voices from the Gaps
This site is focusing on the lives and works of North American women writers of color including Chicana/Latina women, Arab American women, and Native American women.
The Writer’s Almanac
The Writer’s Almanac®, a daily program of poetry and history hosted by Garrison Keillor, can be heard each day on public radio stations throughout the country. The website has both text and audio files of broadcasts.

Media Literacy

Common Sense Media
As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. Mainly review of movies, tv shows, games, and other media.
Digital Literacy.gov
An online portal that makes it easy to find resources and tools that teach computer and online skills. Practitioners in service-oriented organizations — such as libraries, schools, community centers, community colleges, and workforce training centers — can provide feedback on and share digital literacy content and practices. Anyone can use the web portal to identify the skills needed for various jobs, locate suitable training, and search for employment.
Don’t Buy It: Get Media Smart
A media literacy Web site for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages.
Media Education Foundation
The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. Some materials are free on the website, including transcripts of their films.
MediaSmarts
Although aimed primarily at parents and educators, this site has information for anyone interested in issues of media and society. Includes a “Media Issues” section with discussion of issues including violence, stereotying, online hate, and information privacy.
The Persuaders
FRONTLINE takes an in-depth look at the multibillion-dollar ‘persuasion industries’ of advertising and public relations and how marketers have developed new ways of integrating their messages deeper into the fabric of our lives.
PR Watch
Investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism, this site includes detailed analysis of advertisements and PR of all sorts.
Project Looksharp
“Project Look Sharp is a media literacy initiative of Ithaca College to provide materials, training and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels.” Topics include US History, Global Studies, Health, Environment, Psychology, General Media Literacy.
Propaganda Critic
Describes and illustrates techniques and uses of propaganda.
Propaganda Techniques
Propagandists use a variety of propaganda techniques to influence opinions and to avoid the truth. Often these techniques rely on some element of censorship or manipulation, either omitting significant information or distorting it.
Recut, Reframe, Recycle
Study of a wide variety of practices–satire, parody, negative and positive commentary, discussion-triggers, illustration, diaries, archiving and of course, pastiche or collage (remixes and mashups)–all of which could be legal in some circumstances.
SOS For Information Literacy
.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy (K-16).
SourceWatch
A directory of the people, organizations and issues shaping the public agenda. A primary purpose of SourceWatch is documenting the PR and propaganda activities of public relations firms and public relations professionals engaged in managing and manipulating public perception, opinion and policy.
Understand Media
Here you will find a wide array of resources to help you understand the way media works, and how you can become an active consumer of media. Includes materials for students, parents, teachers, and the general public.
When Images ‘Lie’ – Critical Visual Literacy
What does it mean to be ‘visually’ literate? How can we encourage students to be more deliberate and careful in how they look at the images that circulate in today’s digital culture? … What I’ve included here are some historical examples and discussion points, some contemporary examples and discussion points, and some ways to educate ourselves and to engage students in critical visual literacy.

Media Literacy - Fact-Checking

FactCheck.org
A nonpartisan, nonprofit, ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players…
FlackCheck.org
FlackCheck.org … provides resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception and incivility in political rhetoric.
Media Matters
A Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
PoliFact.com
PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in politics. Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times examine statements… and then rate the accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter.
TruthDig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
The purpose of our news website is to provide you with insightful and accurate reporting on current subjects and on issues that need to be brought to your attention.

Mythology

Aesop’s Fables – Online Collection
Fables and fairy tales by Aesop, La Fontaine, Anderson, and others.
American Folklore.net
Folklore and tall tales from all over the U.S.
Arthurian Legends
Bulfinch’s Mythology
Best of Legends
Examines the history, literature, folklore, and artistic representation of figures of popular legend such as King Arthur, D’Artagnan, Beowulf, etc.
The Big Myth
Shows comparative creations myths from around the world. (Uses Flash.)
Encyclopedia Mythica
This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 6000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.
JoMA: Journal of Mythic Arts
An online journal exploring myth, folklore, fairy tales, and their use in contemporary arts. Includes both fiction and non-fiction archives. (No longer updated.)
Folktexts: Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Collection of folklore links arranged by theme.
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology is the set of stories about the gods, goddesses, heroes and rituals of Ancient Greeks. Information about the major and minor gods and the myths of ancient Greece. With pictures and full text copies of books by both ancient and modern writers as well.
Greek Mythology in Theater
This page has a brief overview of Greek theater and a nice set of links to other sites on Greek mythology.
Greek Mythology: from the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Brief descriptions of some of the most prominent figures in Greek mythology with a handy list of where in the Iliad and the Odyssey they may be found.
GreekMythology.com
Information about the Olympians, Titans, other gods and myths, and an online library of books including the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Greek Mythology Link
The Greek Mythology Link is a collection of myths retold by Carlos Parada…. The mythical accounts are based exclusively on ancient sources.
Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Grimm Brothers
A selection of stories from the 1914 translation, some with audio readings.
Household Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
While Hunt’s translation of the Grimms’ Household Tales appears in many places on the web, SurLaLune is the first and only site to present the entire text from the 1884 edition, including Hunt’s preface, Andrew Lang’s introduction, and the extensive notes from the Grimms….
Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm
The Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes version of 1876, more directed toward younger readers than some translations.
Hans Christian Andersen (Project Gutenberg)
Books and story collections in a variety of languages and formats.
Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories
A list of Andersen’s 168 stories with 19-century translations of many of them.
Hansel and Gretel
Internet Sacred Text Archive
This site is a freely available non-profit archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics.
Kalevala – The Finnish National Epic
Information, history, and the tales of the Kalevala.
Mything Links
An annotated, illustrated collection of worldwide links to mythologies, fairy tales & folklore, sacred arts & sacred traditions.
MythNET
Information about classical gods and heroes, with separate sections for different stories and themes.
Stories of the Dreaming
Text and multimedia presentations of 20 Australian Aborigine stories.
SurLaLune Fairy Tales
Features 49 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations and over 1,500 illustrations. Also discover over 1,600 folktales & fairy tales from around the world in more than 40 full-text eBooks. A discussion forum is also available.
Windows to the Universe: Myths, Stories and Art
Objects in the sky and other natural phenomena have inspired people throughout the ages. Browse our collection of myths, folk tales, and stories of many types about the Earth and sky. Check out artwork, poetry, books, and movies that portray the natural world.
World Myths and Legends in Art
Discusses what myth is, and offers sections of art by theme and art by culture.
World of Tales
On the pages of this website you will find the best known fairy tales by The Brothers Grimm, Chrales Perrault and Hans Chirstian Andresen [sic], the fables of Aesop and Jean de La Fontaine and my personal favourite – folktales from around the world.

Poetry

A Poem a Day
American Verse Project
Texts of American poetry from before 1920 are made available for personal use, students, and teachers.
Bartleby.com: Verse
Direct link to the poetry section of Bartleby.com.
The Close Reading of Poetry
There is no single way to do a close reading of a poem….There are, nonetheless, steps you can take toward this goal … as well as specific elements you can look for and questions you can ask.
eMule Poetry Archives
Archives of thousands of poems in a searchable database.
EveryPoet.com
Archive of classic poetry, poetry search engine, link to an online poetry workshop, and more.
First World War Digital Poetry Archive
Poetry and other materials of World War I.
Internet Archive: Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
Readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S.literary avant-garde.
Internet Poetry Archive
Selections from contemporary poets.
Library of Congress Poetry Resources
This site is a comprehensive guide to locating poetry resources available on the Library of Congress’s Web site.
National Poetry Month
Information about poetry and poets and links to poems from Infoplease.
National Poetry Month
From poets.org, the website of the Academy of American Poets.
Poem Hunter
Our database contains 310,931 poems from 24,752 poets.. 124,601 Songs.. 10,145 Artists.. 64,870 Quotations.
Poetry Archive
The Poetry Archive is the world’s premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. You can enjoy listening here, free of charge, to the voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past.
Poetry Everywhere
Short videos of poets reading their poetry. Site also includes a dozen animated films from UMW students and links to further resources.
Poetry Foundation
Offers access to thousands of poems, plus information about poets, articles and podcasts about poetry, a poem of the day, Poetry Magazine, and more.
Poetry Lover’s Page
Includes the complete poetical works of Poe, Stevenson, and Kipling, and “best of” selections of some other poets.
Poetry Society of America
Extensive links to poetry events, journals, publishers, Masters’ Programs, literary organizations, bookstores, and other resources.
Poet’s Corner
The goal of this project is to create a user-friendly library of works that promotes browsing and exploring through a site that spans thousands of works by hundreds of authors covering thousands of years.
Poets.org: Academy of American Poets
Well-organized site features biographies of more than 200 poets, poetry selections, audio files of poems read by their authors, and extensive links to other poetry-related sites. Includes special highlight on the annual Poem In Your Pocket Day.
Princeton Poetry Podcasts
This blog has been set up by the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, NJ to host a series of podcasts by local poets during National Poetry Month in April 2008.
Representative Poetry Online
From the University of Toronto, a database with over 350 poets represented. Searchable by name, title, first line, or keyword. Includes a timeline, a calendar, a glossary, and criticism.

Shakespeare

Shakespeare Search Engines

RhymeZoneOpen Source ShakespeareThe Works of the Bard

General Shakespeare

60 Minutes With Shakespeare
Sixty questions. Sixty scholars. Sixty seconds each. Site contains 60 short audio comments about Shakespeare’s times, life, and work, with written transcripts available. It is part of the Blogging Shakespeare Project, which includes discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, a Free eBook and materials on the site itself.
Absolute Shakespeare
A resource for William Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre. Includes works, glossary, commentary, summaries, study guides, quizzes, links, and more.
Bardweb.net: Shakespeare Resource Center
Includes information and links about Shakespeare’s life, works, and language; about the Globe Theatre, Elizabethean England, and more.
In Search of Shakespeare
Tie-in to the PBS series. Includes sections on Shakespeare’s life, teaching Shakespeare, being a playwright in the 16th century, and guides to the episodes.
Shakespeare Online
Extensive site about Shakespeare, his work, and his time. With study guides, quotations, quizzes, and more.
Shakespeare Study Guide
Large set of links to sites about Shakespeare and his works.
Shakespeare Unlimited
Join us for this ‘no limits’ podcast tour of the fascinating and varied connections between Shakespeare, his works, and the world around us.
Shakespeare’s Life and Times
A free ebook which introduces you to the world Shakespeare lived and worked in.

Shakespeare’s Works

MIT Shakespeare
The original electronic source for this server was the Complete Moby(tm) Shakespeare. The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain. Includes all poems and plays.
Open Source Shakespeare
OSS includes the 1864 Globe Edition of the complete works, which was the definitive single-volume Shakespeare edition for over a half-century. Also offers an Advanced Search function and extensive Concordance.
The Oxford Shakespeare
The 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, hosted at Bartleby.com.
Project Gutenberg
Downloadable copies of the plays and poems in multiple formats and editions.
Shakespeare at Play iOS
This app for iPhone or iPad includes the complete text of several of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and the option to purchse either accompanying commentary or both commentary and videos for every scene for a low price.
Shakespeare’s Monologues
Gathered in one convenient place. Browse or searchable by play and speaker’s gender.
The Works of the Bard
The same edition as the MIT Shakespeare on an alternate server with the addition of downloadable plain text versions as well as html (online) ones.

Shakespeare’s Theater

Elizabethean Theatre
The text of a lecture by Professor Hilda D. Spear (University of Dundee) held at Cologne University in October 1989 and accompanying slides.
Shakespeare and the Globe
Multiple pages of resources from Encyclopædia Britannica. (Does not require subscription.)
Shakespeare Globe Research Centre
Photos, architechural drawings, and a guide to building a model of the theatre itself.
Shakespeare’s Globe
A unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.

Shakespeare’s World

Elizabethean Era
Information about Queen Elizabeth I and the time in which she lived. Includes life, clothing, theatre, sports, music, laws, and food, among other topics.
Life in Elizabethan England
Online version of a book about Elizabethan England. Updated 2011.
Queen Elizabeth I
The purpose of this site to provide interesting as well as educational information on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). It is intended to be suitable for web-users of all ages and academic ability…
Shakespeare: Original pronunciation
An introduction by David and Ben Crystal to the ‘Original Pronunciation’ production of Shakespeare and what they reveal about the history of the English language.

Literature Awards

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