Language Arts and Literature Links

World Literature Poetry
Battle of the Books American Literature

Letters about Literature

AK Center for the Book

Book Lists British Literature Writing

General Literature Links

Bartleby: A collection of reference books and literature online.

GoogleBooks: Google has contracted with many publishers, universities and authors to publish titles online. Many out-of-print and rare titles. NOTE: Many are free, but some cost to view.

Internet Public Library: The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Librarians’ Internet Index: A list of links to websites that deal with literature including nonfiction by genre.

New York Times Review of Books: Search book reviews since 1981.

AP Language & AP Literature Links

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Jane Austen and the Regency Period

Jane Links to an overview of the Regency Period, a glossary, rank and class and royal genealogy.

PBS Masterpiece Resources: Excellent links from Masterpiece Theater & PBS.

Lib Guides on Jane Austen and the Regency Period from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

The Regency Lady: WARNING: She has lots of links, most are legitimate, but you should evaluate the ones you use for accuracy!


World Literature

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Long Way Gone Genocide Research

Center for Justice and Accountability: The Center for Justice and Accountability is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other severe human rights abuses around the world through litigation, policy advocacy and outreach in pursuit of truth, justice and redress for victims and survivors. Use the Countries link to find more about Bosnia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, Somalia, Timore-Leste.
BBC: The British Broadcasting Company has some really good information. The History Chanel
Peace Pledge Union: Information on several major genocides covering before, during, after, witnesses and issues in Nambia, Armenia, Ukraine, Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Bosnia and the Holocaust.
Holocaust Museum Houston:  Click on Resources / Genocide Resources for information on Argentina, Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Darfur, Guatemala and Rwanda.
Combat Genocide Organization: 

American Literature

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General American Literature Resources

Hypertexts: UVA’s American Studies page with many links.

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum: All things Twain, including biographical information, lesson plans and information on his writing.

U.S. Constitution

US Constitution Amendments: Mr March created this list for his classes.

Kate Chopin

Kate Biography, a graphic novel version of Story of an Hour, a discussion of themes, links to stories, FAQs, lots of good information.

Kate Chopin: The Vogue Stories: Links to a biography, the introduction to her stories in Vogue and selected works.

Also use EBSCO Literary Reference Center (see red bookmark for login info).

 Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trial Archives and Documents:  Best place for primary documents! Documentary archives and transcription project has many primary documents, maps, letters, transcripts and more.

The Real Witchcraft Papers Opened June 12, 1998, Phillips Library (Ongong)

Discovery Chanel on the Witch Trials: The world behind the hysteria. Great links.

Salem Memorial: Chronology of the Trials with a link to memorial photos of the graves of some of the accused witches.

Salem History: The Legendary Witch Trials of 1692

Famous American Trials: Salem Witch Trials: Very comprehensive site with chronology, biographies, great images, maps, arrest warrants, petitions, games and other primary documents.

The Salem Witch Museum: Links to Salem 1692 Sites and Witch Trials. Slow to load, but worth it.

Salem Interactive map: Very well-done interactive timeline and map with information on the accused and the accusers.

National Geographic Salem Witch Trial site contains a brief overview of the trials and a good bibliography.

Eyewitness to History: Overview of the trials with a detailed description of the trial of Martha Corey.

Claviceps purpurea, cause of ergotism: What does fungus have to do with the Salem Witch Trials?

The Crucible: Fact or Fiction: A note on the historical accuracy of Miller’s The Crucible.

British Literature

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Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet: A great overview of Shakespeare.


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Academy of American Poets Poets, poems, listening, events, articles, links.

The Poetry Foundation Publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in American culture.

Favorite Poem Project: During the one-year open call for submissions, 18,000 Americans wrote to the project volunteering to share their favorite poems — Americans from ages 5 to 97, from every state, representing a range of occupations, kinds of education, and backgrounds. From those thousands of letters and emails, we’ve culled several enduring collections

Famous Poems and Poets: List of famous poets with links to poems & biographies.

Library of Congress Poetry Site: includes lists and biographies of poets laureate.

Poetry 180 This is a poem-a-day site for high school students, originally created by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins. The poetry Collins writes and the poems in this collection are quite readable and easy to understand. Dimond Library has copies of the books of the same name.

Fooling With Words: Bill Moyers interviews poets, clips of poets reading and links to online poems & poetry resources.
Bill Moyers Interviews Poets: More Bill Moyers’ interviews.

Poetry Outloud This is the site for the national recitation contest. It has information about the contest, links to poems and audio of various people reciting poems.

Poetry Daily A poem every day, with a one-year archive. Individual poets and poems, collections.

Simpson’s version of “The Raven”

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