These are suggested starting points for finding resources on the Internet. While you may wish to use general search engines for your search, you might more profitably begin with indexes of literary sites, such as the Voice of the Shuttle , the Univ. of Pennsylvania's excellent On-Line Literary Research Tools, or the other sources listed below. Check out the Virtual Reference Desk for a huge set of links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, and other information sources.
Please note that as researchers you are obligated to keep track of the sources of your information. Any web sources that you use for research projects must be properly cited and quoted; please consult your writing handbook for assistance.
Tools and Resources
- Alma College Library Resources by Subject
- American Colleges and Universities
- The Bible Gateway
- Hypertext Webster Gateway
- Internet Movie Database
- On-line Dictionaries
- Virtual Reference Desk
General Literature Resources
- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: Searchable online version of the print dictionary of quotes.
- bibliomania (Search for texts by author or title.)
- English Server at Carnegie Mellon
- H-Net, Humanities OnLine
- Univ. of Pennsylvania's On-Line Literary Research Tools
- Voice of the Shuttle--Humanities Resources
- British Poetry 1780-1910
- Early Modern Literary Studies
- Labyrinth--Medieval Resources
- The Rossetti Archive
- Voice of the Shuttle--English Literature
- Chaucer: An Annotated Guide to Online Resources: The purpose of this site is to make more easily accessible the vast amount of Internet material about Chaucer. It contains a variety of electronic and print resources, including primary texts, critical studies, graphics, audio readings and course materials.
- Perseus Project--Ancient Greece
- WESS: Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature
- Voice of the Shuttle--"Other Literatures"
- Nineteenth Century Literature: Full text of the journal from 1990 to present. Searchable.
- bibliomania: A catalog of free world literature with more than 800 classic texts.
- American Sign Language Dictionary
- Univ. of Conn. Linguistic Resources
- Linguistics Materials on the Web
- Say...Speech Synthesis
- Speech Resources
- Inkspot--Resources for Writers
- Strunk and White: The Elements of Style.
- Teachers & Writers Collaborative
- Representative Poetry: Complete text of poems by more than 230 poets, with indexes by poet, title, date, and keyword. Also indexes critical essays important for historical reasons.