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Literature Online - Reference Edition: Literary criticism and reference, biography and bibliography.

Literature Resource Center (LRC): Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

MLA International Bibliography: Index to journal articles, books and dissertations on literature and languages.
Films on Demand - English and Language Arts. Videos on American, British, and Irish literature, drama and theatre, writing, and more.

Search additional Humanities databases (includes Literature).
Find Journals on Literature.
Search by journal name:
  • american poetry review
  • mark twain annual
  • studies in american fiction
(For more, search the Library Catalog)
Columbia dictionary of modern literary and cultural criticism (2000), Literature Online eBook.
Continuum encyclopedia of British literature (2006), Credo eBook.
Greenwood encyclopedia of Latino literature (2008), Credo eBook.
Encyclopedia of African American women writers (2007), EBSCO ebook.

Magill's Literary Annual. Salem Literature eBook.
Notable African American Writers (2006), EBSCO eBook.
General Reference
American Authors on the Web: More than 700 entries on authors from 1550 to 1950.
Encyclopedia Mythica: World mythologies, folklore, religion and legends. Free study guides for over 2500 books.
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: Quick reference to major movements and authors in American literature.
Voice of the Shuttle (by literary period): Excellent source for any research in the humanities.
Literary Criticism
Cambridge History of English and American Literature: Essays on topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing (
Online Literary Criticism Collection (Internet Public Library): Browse by author, title, or nationality and literary period.
Online Texts Includes fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, and reference.

Google Books: All searches will be full-text, though only public domain books are available to view and download.

English Short Title Catalogue: List of books, pamphlets and other ephemeral material printed in English-speaking countries from 1475 to 1800. Links to open access full-text when available.

Hathi Trust Digital Library: Use Full Text Search to search millions of digitized public domain books from major libraries.
Internet Archive - Ebook and Text Archive: Internet Archive provides digital access to a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
Representative Poetry Online: Web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years. Indexed by poet; covers major works in English.

Southern Literature
Mississippi Writers Page: Resource about writers in, from, or otherwise associated with the state of Mississippi, from the English Department at the University of Mississippi.
Library of Southern Literature: Full text of the 100 most significant literary works of the South published before 1924.
Luminarium: Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485): Works, biographies, essays and articles on featured authors. Also includes mystery and morality plays and Middle English Lyrics.
Middle English Compendium: Three major Middle English resources: Middle English Dictionary, HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.
Renaissance & 16th Century
John Milton: The Milton-L Home Page: Online discussion group devoted to John Milton. Includes articles and images.
Shakepeare in Quarto: Digital versions of the 107 copies of 21 Shakespeare plays printed before 1642 (from the British Library), with side-by-side comparisons.
17th - 18th Centuries
A Guide to Samuel Johnson (Rutgers University)
Lyrical Ballads Bicentenary Project: View Lyrical Ballads (London 1798), by Coleridge and Wordsworth, with full text and images.
The Thomas Gray Archive: Interactive repository for study of British poet Thomas Gray (1716-1771).
19th Century
Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net: An international scholarly e-Journal devoted to British Nineteenth-Century Literature. Full-text articles and archive.