Online Reference Sources
Reference sources are good places to begin research on a topic. Articles and entries in these publications often are written by scholars in the field and provide basic facts about a topic, as well as definitions of related terms.
Articles in reference sources can also lead to additional sources on a topic through bibliographies and other lists of recommended readings.
- The ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies: The Topical Index for the ORB Encyclopedia may be especially helpful.
- The Online Books Page : Provides links to over 35,000 full-text books and journals.
- Internet Shakespeare Editions: A search engine for Shakespeare's plays and poems as well as information about his life and times, critical studies and performance history.
- The Camelot Project: From the University of Rochester, this is a wide-ranging database of texts, images, and information.
- Chaucer Metapage: Hosted by the University of North Carolina, this is a good gateway to Chaucer, his work, and the 14th century context.
- Luminarium: An outstanding site, it covers Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century, and the Restoration. In addition to the author links in each section, be sure to look at the resources gathered under "Essays and Articles" and "Additional Sources."
- Eighteenth-Century Resources: Don't let the plain Web design fool you; Jack Lynch of Rutgers has compiled the best online gateway to the 18th century.
- Eighteenth-Century Studies: From Carnegie Mellon.
- The Literary Gothic: A gateway to Web resources on the gothic literary tradition from the 18th century to the present, organized by Author and Title.
- Literary Resources: Romantic: Links from Jack Lynch at Rutgers.
- Victorian Web: An outstanding gateway for the literature, fine arts, political/social history, philosophy, religion, and science of the 19th century.
- Literary Resources: Twentieth Century British, Irish, and Commonwealth: Links by author.
- Contemporary Postcolonial & Postimperial Literature in English: There are pockets of interesting material here.
- Introduction to Modern Literary Theory: Succinct overview of the various theoretical appraoches that dominated literary criticism in the 20th and early 21st centuries.
Locating Articles - General and Multi-Disciplinary Databases
These databases include the full text of articles in a broad array of scholarly and popular journals. Some also include newspapers and general interest publications.
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One of the largest humanities resources on the Web today.
Voice of the Shuttle: Other Literatures in English: Gateway to sites on English language authors in Africa, Australia, Canada, and Asia.
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