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Literary Collections

Bartleby -- Comprehensive internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students and researchers unlimited access to the web, free of charge.

Project Gutenberg -- A major collection of electronic versions of classic English-language literature.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare -- Well...that says it all. Includes plays and poems.

Luminarium -- Collection of medieval, renaissance and 17th century literature.

UTEL University of Toronto English Library -- Extensive site featuring guides to authors, literary works, criticism and composition.

The 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.

The James Joyce Centre -- Dedicated to the promotion of an understanding of the life and works of this most famous Dubliner. It provides a unique, personal view of the man, his work and his minutely-observed origins. Includes educational options for various levels of scholarship.

The Beat Page -- Gives historical and biographical information of many authors associated with the beat generation along with samples of their work and photo galleries. A good links page is also included.

Electronic Literature Organization -- "The Electronic Literature Organization was established in 1999 to promote and facilitate the writing, publishing, and reading of electronic literature. Electronic Literature Organization programs support new forms of literature that utilize the capabilities emerging technologies to advance the state of the art for the benefit of present and future generations of readers." mission statement.

Voice Of The Shuttle -- Comprehensive site where humanities are organized for research and teaching as well as the way they are adapting to social, cultural, and technological changes. 

Rain Taxi -- Spreading the word about the best of contemporary literature, with an emphasis on works that push the boundaries of language, narrative, and genre.

Romantic Circles -- A Website devoted to the study of Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and historical contexts.

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Cultural Studies

Irish Literature, Folklore, Mythology and Drama -- From Luminarium web site. Also includes Irish history, language and periodicals.

Writing Black -- A vast source of information about literature written by and about African Americans. Some resources provide the full text of the literature and criticism.

Library of Southern Literature -- A full-text archive of literary texts by southern writers. The project is a part of a larger database documenting the cultural history of the American South

Post Colonial and Post Imperial Literature In English -- Covers post colonial literature, history, politics and religion from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada, United Kingdom, Caribbean, and Singapore.

Irish Resources in the Humanities -- Locate resources by subject area, art, literature, music, etc from the home page. We have also added some new categories, such as Grants & Fellowships, and Biographical.

Literary Resources: Ethnicities and Nationalities -- Part of a larger metasite from Rutgers University, this site highlights the literatures of many ethnic and racial groups.

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The Internet Poetry Archive -- The archive makes available, over a worldwide computer network selected poems from a number of contemporary poets.

Modern and Contemporary American Poetry -- Reference material and general poetry resources. A large array of links.

British Poetry Archive 1780-1910 -- From the University of Virginia, hypertext archive of classic British poetry.

American Verse Project -- The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. Collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press.

The Atlantic Online -- The Atlantic Magazine's online journal of poetry pages. Includes digital archives of journal articles, criticism and published poetry.

EPC List of Poetry Magazines -- From the Electronic Poetry Center at the University at Buffalo.  A resource that lists and provides links to electronic poetry publications and literary journals.

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Online Literary Criticism Collection -- Online Literary Criticism Collection contains 4637 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

The Problem Of Meaning In Literature -- From Brock University, a brief and concise guide to aid beginning students in understanding and applying literary theory.

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

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Guides and Handbooks

Writer's Resource Center -- Provides links and tips on transforming writing into a career.

Elements of Style -- Online resource to Strunk's classic reference book, is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer.

Bibliography of Cultural Studies Material -- Compiled and maintained by Michael Uebel at Georgetown University. Including books and journal references.

The Literary Web: Writing Resources -- The following sites were selected on the basis that literary fiction is their primary intent and that membership is free or of little cost.

The Blue Book -- Basic info on grammar and style.

Citation Style for Research Papers -- APA, AMA Turabian, MLA, and Chicago.

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Indexes and databases

ArticleFirst    On Campus   Off Campus
ArticleFirst describes items listed on the table of contents page of individual issues of more than 13,000 journals.
Book Source Nonfiction    On Campus   Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
For school and public libraries, includes full text articles on civics, social studies, science, careers, health, sports, adventure, hobbies, technology, biographies from more than 2,100 popular nonfiction books.
Contemporary Authors    On Campus   Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
Biographical and bibliographic information for writers in fiction, journalism, drama, film, television, etc. 

EBSCOhost    On Campus   Off Campus
Search multiple Ebsco databases at once.
Expanded Academic ASAP    On Campus   Off Campus
General interest and scholarly resources across a variety of disciplines.

Gale's Literary Index 
A master index to Gale's print references. Search Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) and Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) for authors and their works. TCLC and CLC are located in the Library's Reference section.

HighWire Press 
A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free, full-text, peer-reviewed content, with 925 journals and 1,250,111 free, full-text articles online. N.B. Keystone does not have free access to all articles. You should use Interlibrary Loan services.

History Reference Center    On Campus  Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
Offers full text from more than 750 history reference books and encyclopedias, and nearly 60 history magazines. The database contains 58,000 documents; 43,000 biographies; 12,000+ historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.

LexisNexis Academic    On Campus  Off Campus
News, current events, business, medicine and law with access to news transcripts.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) 
Searchable database of article citations on information issues and librarianship.

NetLibrary    On Campus  Special Instructions for off campus access.
Access to digital versions of printed material such as books or journals, databases or any digital content. Available 24/7.

News-LexisNexis    On Campus  Off Campus
Over 350 newspapers and broadcast transcripts from major networks including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, & NPR.

Novelist    On Campus   Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
Includes fiction authors, titles and themes. Provides suggestions of books that are similar to those of a particular author or a certain title.

Novelist K-8    On Campus  Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database.

Professional Development Collection    On Campus  Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
Information on education, psychology, children’s health and development & pedagogical theory and practice.

Proquest's PA Research I    On Campus  Off Campus
Abstract and full-text database of general interest and scholarly resources. 

PsycArticles    On Campus   Off Campus
Offers full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Teacher Reference Center    On Campus  Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.

WorldCat    On Campus   Off Campus
WorldCat contains more than 43 million items owned by libraries around the world. Materials covered in the catalog include: books, internet resources, films, journals, magazines, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, newspapers, slides, sound recordings, and videotapes. WorldCat does not include individual article titles or stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters.


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