English

Book Reviews
Author Websites
Canadian Literature
Classics
English Subject Guides
Literary Criticism
Literature Guide
Mythology
Online English Grammar Guides
Shakespeare
Poetry

Book Reviews

Author Websites

Canadian Literature

  • 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.

Classics

  • 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

Literary Criticism

  • 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.

Literature Guide

  • 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.

Mythology

  • 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.
  • Mythology
    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

 

  • 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.

Shakespeare

Poetry

  • 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.