Internet Resources

Metapages

(The metapages are excellent tools for locating the resources available on the Internet.)

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Literary Web Pages

(These contain links to home pages of specific authors, genres, and literary periods, as well as to other literary and linguistic resources. The last, Online Literary Criticism, contains on-line articles about individual authors and their works.)

(The following is a comprehensive eighteen-volume encyclopedia of English literary history with scholarly commentary on both major and minor literary works and authors. It is still useful despite its original publication dates of 1907-21.)

On-Line Word and Phrase Search Programs 

These allow you to locate words, passages, and quotations in literary texts, and, in the dictionaries, definitions and etymologies.

On-Line Library of Literary Texts

(Contained here are electronic versions of literary works in English. Some periods are more complete than others.)

On-Line Grammar and Writing Resources

Professional Organizations