WEB RESOURCES V
WRITING AIDS ON THE INTERNET
This page is part of the Literary Resources collection maintained at Rutgers by Jack Lynch. Please direct comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Guides to Literary Web Resources:
- Voice of the Shuttle home page (Alan Liu, UCSB; see what's new) -- The best general guide to humanities resources on the Web.
- Literary Index (Chris Flack, Vanderbilt) -- "Both an overview and a review of the more significant collections of Internet literary resources of interest to scholars, students, and lovers of literature. This site is not intended to be an exhaustive index of all literary resources; rather it functions both as a descriptive meta-index to all things literary and as a review of the most important lists of literary resources and collections of literary links that proliferate on the Internet." Well designed, with useful reviews.
- The English Server (CMU) -- A mixed bag of excellent and mediocre pages on various periods and topics of English literature.
- Internet Book Information Center (William Frederick Zimmerman, Sunsite) -- "A personal, selective guide to books and to book-related resources on the Internet." Well established but eclectic list of literary links.
- Literature Webliography (LSU) -- Links to meta-pages, newsgroups, library catalogues, dictionaries, organizations, periodicals, &c.
- Links to Places Literary (Dundee) --
- Electronic Sites for Research (CRRS, Toronto) -- Especially strong on Renaissance sources.
- English Literature (Japan) -- Big general meta-page of literary resources.
- British Authors on the Web (Japan) -- Extensive index of author-specific pages.
- American Authors on the Web (Japan) -- Extensive index of author-specific pages.
- Recollection Used Books: Book, Author, & Bibliographies Links -- Includes pointers to dozens of author-specific pages.
- Gopher Jewels -- Many now obsolete, but there are still indeed a few jewels there.
- Guide to Literature on the Internet (Köln) -- A text-only guide to major literary resources, now sadly outdated (1994).
- Starting Point for Literary Research (Kings Univ.) -- Meta-page of links to meta-pages for literary work.
- Literature Resources (MIT Libraries) -- Another general meta-page of literary resources.
- Books in Chains (Scott Rettberg) -- Another general meta-page.
- Discipline Index (Toronto) -- General index includes links to many literary sites, especially at Toronto.
- Literature Related Links (New Zealand)
- Scholarly Sites (Maryland) -- Short list of resources; especially strong on humanities computing.
- MLA on the Web -- Main Web page for the Modern Language Association.
- Literary Research Guide (James L. Harner, Texas A&M) -- Updates and corrections to the third edition of the MLA Literary Research Guide.
- Resources of Scholarly Societies -- Literature (Waterloo) -- A useful list of links to scholarly societies in literature, with an indication of "URL Stability" for each site.
- Authors, Author Interviews, Books, Reviews and Writing at Literary Liaisons -- Guide to Australian authors.
- Virtual Ink -- "A highly opinionated reader's Web guide." Not very scholarly, but eclectic and extensive.
- Annotated Webliography of Literary Resources (Georgia Southern Univ.) -- Selective, but well annotated.
- English Literature (The Minging Company) -- Links, reviews, E-texts, essays. Not very scholarly, and sometimes irritatingly commercial. Requires frames and Java.
- Hope Hall for the Humanities (Hope Greenberg, Vermont) -- A fine collection of humanities resources.
- LitLinks (Alberta) -- An intelligent selection of literary links.
- The Word, Literature, Journals, Books (Univ. of Washington) -- A very miscellaneous collection of humanities sites.
- Literary Links (Andrea, Australian National Univ.) -- A selective list of literary resources.
- The English Teachers' Web Site -- Meta-page "designed specifically for teachers of secondary school English."
Electronic Text Collections:
Too Miscellaneous to Put Elsewhere
- The Master Works of Western Civilization (Mason West) -- "A hypertext-annotated compilation of lists of major works recommended by Drs. Adler and Eliot, Charles Van Doren, Anthony Burgess, Clifton Fadiman, the Easton Press, and many others." Includes links to on-line texts.
- Rutgers Reading List (William C. Dowling) -- A traditional canon of major works in English literature, recommended for English majors.
- Access The Great Books! -- A list of great books, sponsored in part by Encyclopaedia Britannica, supporting a publishing project.
- World Civilizations Reader (WSU) -- A handy reader, mostly on-line, for World Civ classes. Not a Great Books approach, but close enough.
- Glossary of Poetic Terms (Bob's Byway) -- An extensive glossary of poetic terms, including pronunciation, cross-references, examples, and so on. Well done.
- Words of Art: An On-Line Glossary of Theory and Criticism for the Visual Arts(Robert J. Belton, OUC) -- Although the focus is on visual arts, literature is well represented.
- VRW: Planning the Research Trip to Britain (Indiana) -- Practical tips for researchers.
- Finding Aids for Archival Collections (DL SunSITE) -- A guide to "inventories, registers, indexes or guides to collections held by archives and manuscript repositories, libraries, and museums."
- English Department Homepages (NYU) -- A good master collection of English departments.
- English Department Home Pages (Japan) -- Another collection of links to English departments; well maintained.
- Literary Locales (SJSU) -- "Picture links to the places that figure in the lives and writings of famous authors."
- Writ in Water: An International Gallery of Memorials for the Dead -- Images of cemeteries and tombs with literary associations.
- BSC Latin Place Names File (BYU) -- A thorough index of Latin place names, especially useful for identifying the place of publication of early modern imprints.
- History of Children's Literature (Kay E. Vandergrift, Rutgers) -- A good overview of research in the field.
- Children's Literature in the National Art Library (Victoria & Albert Museum) -- Information on the V&A collection.
- Little Red Riding Hood Project (USM) -- "A text and image archive containing sixteen English versions of the fairy tale."
- The Robin Hood Text Archive -- Part of a large archive of primary sources on the Robin Hood legend.
- The ASLE Home Page (Virginia) -- Information on the Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment. A good set of links to other resources.
- wildernet (Thomas Thurston and class, Yale) -- Site from a class on "Wilderness and the American Imagination."
- Bob Teeter's rec.arts.books Page -- Material supporting the popular literary newsgroup.
- Humanist Discussion Group (Princeton) -- Archives of the major humanities computing listserv.
- Wired for Books: Community Reconsidered (Ohio Univ.) -- On-line discussion group; follow with RealAudio or text transcripts.
- Baragona's History of the English Language and Linguistics Home Page (VMI) -- Designed for a course, but a very useful introduction to the history of the language.
- Reading Experience Database Project (Open Univ.) -- Basic information on the "joint project to accumulate, over a period of time, data about the experience of reading from 1450 to 1914."
- History of English Studies Page (Rita Raley, UCSB) -- A searchable collection of primary and secondary texts on the history of the discipline.
- Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) -- "a national service funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee of the UK's Higher Education Funding Councils to collect, describe, and preserve the electronic resources which result from research and teaching in the humanities. It will encourage scholarly use of its collections and make information about them available through an on-line catalogue."
- CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture: A WWWeb Journal (Steven Totosy de Zepetnek, Univ. of Alberta) -- On-line journal (beginning March 1999) in comparative literature.
- Arts & Letters Daily -- Regularly updated links to articles in the press on art and literature.
- Athena Authors Page (Switzerland) -- A miscellaneous " lists of texts and documents, listed by authors, covering philosophy, literature, history, science, arts."
- Literature Resources for High School and College Students -- A selective list of literary resources.
- Pulitzer Prizes -- Information on the organization and the prizewinners.
- Literary Hyper-Calendar (Yasuda Univ., Japan) -- A searchable collection of literary events for each date on the calendar.
- Narrative Society (Vanderbilt) -- Information on the society.
- The Period Pages Project (Univ. of Windsor) -- Pages on Medieval, Renaissance, 18th-c., and Victorian literature by Windsor students. Includes some brief information and links.
- IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection -- "The IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection contains 1529 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period." Selected criticism and other resources.
- Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database (NYU) -- A collection of summaries of and annotations to art, film, and literature of medical interest, including Alcott's Hospital Sketches, Brontë's Jane Eyre, Eliot's Middlemarch, Hawthorne's "Birthmark," Shelley's Frankenstein, &c.
November 27, 1998
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