Useful Web Sites

English & Literature


About.com: Contemporary Literature Some information and links on contemporary authors and literature in English.

About.com: Literature: Classic Similar to the above, for older works.

Easy Bib Given a form, produces citations in the MLA or APA style.

Electronic Poetry Center Works and resources in contemporary poetry online. From the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Guide to Grammar and Style by Jack Lynch of Rutgers University. Brief entries on an alphabetical scheme.

Guide to Grammar and Writing From the sentence level to writing essays and papers. From Capitol College in Hartford, CT.

Poetry Daily Archive The backfile of Poetry Daily, an online attempt to bring contemporary poetry to readers by offering a new poem every day.

Poets.org The website of the Academy of American Poets. Amongst other things, one can find essays on poetry, biographies of more than 450 poets, text of more than 1250 poems, and RealAudio of one hundred poems read by their authors or other poets.

Spark Notes Short analyses of commonly studied works.

Voices from the Gaps Information and links about female writers of color.

Writing Black Links to information on African American writers. From Keele University's School of American Studies.

Articles and Reports from Indexes and Databases:


Ebsco Academic Search Also has access to some English journals.

Encyclopædia Britannica Online is not a bad source for beginning research, or to check simple facts.

Infotrac Literature Resource Center Biographical and critical information on many authors. Searchable by author or title.

Infotrac Expanded Academic ASAP Has access to some English journals.