- Book Group Corner (Bantam, Broadway, Dell & Doubleday Books)
A collection of readers group resources to accompany many of these publishing companies most popular books.
An excellent portal for finding information on books on the World Wide Web.
Canada’s largest book retailer’s online source of information for books, videos and DVDs.
- New York Times: Book Archives
The New York Times website has access to over 50,000 book reviews since 1980.
- Bookbrowser: The Guide for Avid Readers
Barnes and Noble books provides access to a large database of titles to explore.
A directory of author web sites listed alphabetically.
- Online guide to Canadian Writing – Canadian Authors Index
This A-Z authors listing provides a listing of works by the writer, works on them, awards they have received, and annotated links to informaation on the author.
- National Library of Canada – Canadian Literature
The objective of the National Library of Canada’s Canadian Information By Subject service is to provide links to information about Canada, arranged by subject, from Internet resources around the world. This URL directs you to the links to Canadian Literature.
- The Internet Classics Archive
Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and “reader’s choice” Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.
English Subject Guides
- Educational Resources in English/Language Arts
The Community Learning Network from British Columbia provides a list of English resources organized by topic.
- Online Literary Criticism Collection
The IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection contains 1576 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period.
- The Gale Group – Literary Index Page
Gale’s Literary Index is a master index to every literary series published by Gale. It combines and cross references more than 130,000 author names including pseudonyms and variant names and more than 140,000 titles into one source. Gale’s Literary Index also provides quick and easy access to the printed editions in our library. These series contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings. You can use Gale’s Literary Index to locate authors and titles in our collection.
- The Gale Group – Glossary of Literary Terms
A quick way to look up those literary terms for your English assignments.
- Glossary of Linguistic Terms
Your first stop when looking for linguistic definitions.
- The Children’s Literature Web Guide
The Children’s Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world.
- The Encyclopedia Mythica
This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 4700 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.
- Bulfinch’s Mythology, The Age of Fable Or Stories of Gods and Heroes
One of the classic introductions to Greek Mythology.
- Folklore, Myth and Legend
The University of Calgary’s links to mythology and folklore.
- The Genesis Project
This ThinkQuest project from Mayfield Secondary in Brampton, Ontario is a collection of creation myths from many societies, from Algonquin to Yuma. A dictionary of creation mythology terms (Gods and Immortals, Places) is included, as well as a search engine to help you find what you are looking for quickly.
- Greek Mythology
The Greek Myth Project from San Diego State University.
- Greek Mythology
From the Iliad to the fall of the last tyrant.
- Myths and Legend
An index to Myths and Legends on the Internet.
This site provides information on the gods and goddesses of cultures around the world, but not by region/culture as is the case with many other sites. Instead, users can search for information about objects in the sky (e.g., sun, moon) and then read about the gods from various mythologies that are associated with those objects. There is also information on myths, family tree, and culture.
Online English Grammar Guides
- AskOxford: Free online grammar resources from Oxford University Press
Free resources from the world’s most respected dictionary publisher.
- English Grammar and Style Theme Page
This “Theme Page” has links to information about English Grammar and Style.
- Grammar Girl
- Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site is maintained by Professor Charles Darling for English classes at Capital Community College in Hartford Connecticut. This site is well organized and an excellent resource for students who need help with their writing and grammar.
- University of Calgary – Grammar Tutorials
Grammar tutorials offered by the English Department of the University of Calgary. Try the interactive exercises to receive feedback on your writing skills.
- WritingDENS Tips-O-Matic
This is the place to visit to help you improve your writing skills.
- British Theatre History
A directory of sites dedicated to British theatre history.
- Enotes – William Shakespeare
An extensive study guide for the works of William Shakespeare. This is a commercial site but they do provide access to some text at no charge.
- Electronic Shakespeare: Resources for Researchers
An up to date guide to Shakespeare resources on the WWW.
- Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Shakespeare
Presentation on the life and works of William Shakespeare. Includes a biography, plot synopses of his plays, essays on Elizabethan Theater, an overview of Elizabethan England, and discussion on the authorship debate.
- Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials.
- In Search of Shakespeare
The PBS companion website covers the life and works of Shakespeare.
- Internet Shakespeare Editions
This University of Victoria site provides you with scholarly, fully annotated texts of Shakespeare’s plays, multimedia explorations of the context of Shakespeare’s life and works, and records of his plays in performance.
- Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
An annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet.
- Open Source Shakespeare
Based on the Globe edition of 1864, this site provides concordance, keyword and advanced searching, statistics, the text of the plays, find characters, and a search of all the poetry as well.
- Shakes Sphere: A Comprehensive Study Guide for the World of William Shakespeare
Play summaries, sonnet analysis, GlobeTheatre, criticism, and essays
- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Wake Forest University’s excellent page (with pictures) on the Globe Theatre.
- Shakespeare Online
One of the top free sites on the Web for information on the Bard.
- Shakespeare’s Phrases
All of Shakespeare’s best known quotations organized alphabetically.
- Shakespeare Resource Centre
A portal with the most useful free sites regarding Shakespeare on the Web.
- Shakespeare Timeline
Timelines of Shakespeare’s life and works.
- Shakespeare’s Words
The site integrates the full text of the plays and poems with an entire glossary database, allowing you to search for any word or phrase in Shakespeare’s works, and in particular to find all instances of all words that may pose you difficulty.
- The Canadian Poetry Archive
The Canadian Poetry Archive features selected poems from over 100 early English- and French-language Canadian poets. Digitized from public domain anthologies found in the National Library of Canada’s rich literature collection, the poems represent some of Canada’s most notable poetry from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Canadian Poetry
Poetry links from the University of Toronto English Library.
- The League of Canadian Poets – Young Poets
Young Poets is a project of The League of Canadian Poets, Canada’s professional poetry organization. This is a non-profit organization working to promote poetry in this country and to promote Canadian poetry around the world.
- The Lines of the Poet
The book, “The Lines of the Poet”, is a unique celebration of Canadian poetry. The book is the result of dedicated work between artists, writers, editors, and craftsmen. The complete works includes signed poetry and drawn portraits of thirteen most distinguished poets over the past sixty years. The editor, Doug Jones, is the fourteenth portrait. Each portrait has been signed and numbered by the Montreal artist, Rosengarten, and each poem signed by its author. Only one hundred and thirty copies were made. “Follett Webpath Express, 2010″
- Poems and Poets: The Poetry Foundation
A searchable database including poems and poetry for all occasions. The site offers entry to thousands of poems by category (nature, religion, arts and sciences, etc.); occasion (birthdays, funerals, and holidays); first line; 10 most recently added poems; glossary terms; and 10 most popular poems.
- Representative Poetry Online
This database includes about 2,900 English poems by over 400 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. Search poets alphabetically or chronologically, their poems by title, or their poems by first line or last line.