African American Literature
- African American Women Writers From the New York Public Library
- ARTSEDGE - Drop Me Off In Harlem - A site discussing the themes and works of the Harlem Renaissance. Sponsored by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
- 19th Century African American Women's Writers - This site is sponsored by Schomburg center for research in black culture. An online library of 19th century African American Women's Writers
- CultureCatch - To share compelling content with cultural enthusiasts in all areas of the Arts.
- English Literature Resources - Site created and maintained by the London school of journalism a massive listing of English Literature links covering a multitude of time periods and genres
- Literary Resources on the Net By Jack Lynch - Rutgers University
- PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide - An Ongoing Project.
- Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture: A Multi-Media Archive, directed by Stephen Railton
This authoritative and comprehensive site provides easy access to innumerable primary and secondary sources. Railton (Univ. of Virginia) offers three ways to enter: browse, search, and interpret. Access is also provided for reviews, proslavery opinion, and African American responses; find newspaper notices about the novel, brief film clips of the novel as it was interpreted cinematically over the decades, illustrations from various editions, and more.
The Beat Generation
- Exhibitions from the University of Virginia Library
- The Beat Page - a Rooknet Project
- The American Museum of Beat Art
- Jack Kerouac's Official Website
- MLA Guide- Use
the Modern Language Association's guide to citing research papers. Prepared by the
librarians at NCC!
- Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style
- MLA Citation Style - Long island University, C.W.Post Campus.
- Landmarks Citation Machine - Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers and students in producing reference citations for crediting information from other people.
Dictionaries and Thesaurus
- The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
- Roget's Thesaurus
Grammar and Writing
- Academic Writing Resources from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) -
This site explains how to structure your research papers in such styles as Descriptive, Narrative, Expositive, and Argumentative.
- Capital Community College’s Guide to Grammar and Writing
- Elements of Style
Hot Paper Topics
- Best Information On the Net - O'Keefe Library, St. Ambrose University
- Hot Topics - University of louisville Libraries
- Opposing Viewpoints
Literature & Culture of the American 1950s
- Literature & Culture of the American 1950s - University of Pennsylvania
- Internet Public Library
- Internet Public Library - Literary Criticism
Literary Market Place
Literary Market Place
- Plagiarism by Sharon Stoerger,MLS,MBA
- Plagiarism.org - Online service for preventing plagiarism, deterring scholarly dishonesty and cheating, and raising academic ethics.
- Favorite Poem Project
The Poetry Archive
- Poetry Foundation
- How to do research - from the Kentucky Virtual Library.
- Internet Detective - Use this free Internet tutorial to learn to discern
the good, the bad and the ugly for your online research
- Library Research Tutorial - University of Washington Libraries developed this online tutorial to help students improve their research skills. It includes how to select topics, develop research questions, and evaluate information sources. However, it does not intend to replace consultations with professors and librarians.
- Purdue Univ. Online Writing Lab - Over 100 handouts available on all aspects of writing correctly.
- The Complete Works of Shakespeare
- Folger Shakespeare Library - The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is a world-class research center on Shakespeare and on the early modern age in the West. It is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.
- Royal Shakespeare Company
One of the world's best-known theatre ensembles, the Royal Shakespeare Company focuses on works by Shakespeare, other renaissance dramatists and contemporary writers. The RSC's ensemble nature allows audiences to follow the company's actors in a number of repertoire productions while providing an expert training environment for its actors, directors and theatre artists. Learning module includes multimedia resources on current and historic performances.
- Open Source Shakespeare: An Experiment in Literary Technology by Eric M. Johnson
This impressive site--launched in 2003 by a former Washington Times reviewer stationed as a Marine reservist in Kuwait--aims to be the best free Web site containing Shakespeare's complete works from the freely available Complete Moby Shakespeare, which is based on the 1866 Globe Edition of the complete works.
- Sonnet Central
- Feminism and Women's Literature - maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers University
- Women's Studies Resources - Compiled & edited by Karla Tonella, University of Iowa
- Women's Studies Section - Maintained by Marlene Manoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology