Authors / Criticisms
Celebration of Woman Writers
A very useful resource on literature by women, searchable by name, country, date or ethnicity, The site include many complete books on-line.
Free online access to the full text content of 180 literature guides. Students can ask a question to get started on an assignment through the interactive site “Ask Cliffs” and get an online answer.
English Literature on the Web
A comprehensive collection of sites covering all aspects of English Literature.
Internet Public Library: Literature Resources
Excellent source for author information and literary criticism.
Native American Authors
A compiled bibliography of Native American authors searchable by name, title and tribe. For may authors, biographical information, interviews, online texts and tribal websites are included.
Online study guides similar to Cliff Note. Great source for students.
A Collection of information about Victorian authors and the society they lived in.
Booklists & Book Review
Acqweb's Directory of Book Reviews
A hotlist of websites with reviews of books and other media, arranged by type.
American Library Association Booklist
Online version of the book review magazine.
The guide for avid reviews with fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and much more.
The Booklist Center
Billed as "The Web's Largest Selection of Booklists", currently contains more than 390 lists in 81 categories - fiction and nonfiction, popular and scholarly, from the usual to the unusual.
Major library review publication.
The Mystery Reader
Reviews of new mysteries, arranged by sub-genre (such as police procedurals), as well as interviews with popular authors and a list of addresses you can write them at.
New York Review of Books
The preeminent literary review journal, available full-text back to 1996.
New York Times Book Review
The most recent week of the world's most popular book review, archived back to 1996.
Oprah's Book Club
What is Oprah reading? Find out here or exchange opinions with other bibliophiles.
Resources and selections for lively book discussions.
Multiple online professional reviews of recently released books.
The Romance Reader
Reviews of new romance novels, arranged by sub-genre (such as historical romances), as well as interviews with popular authors and a list of addresses you can write to them at.
Site for Science Fiction and Fantasy fans.
An excellent hotlist of book-related resources, including discussion groups, authors, bookstores with price comparisons, bestseller lists, prizes, publishers, on-line texts, and more.
Over 17,000 libraries and 5,000 publishers catalogues. You can search by the library's name or geographic location.
Library of Congress Catalogues
Search the catalogues of the Library of Congress, which contain almost 12 million items and 5 million authority records ( the names all types of authors.)
Grammar, Writing, & Style
Common Errors in English
A list of hundreds of grammatical mistakes and commonly confused words in American English.
The Elements of Style
William Strunk's classic guide to good writing.
Works Cited 4 You
Formats bibliographies and works cited for researchers, writers and students.
A chronological list of the major science fiction awards, the Hugo and the Nebula, and some other minor awards.
A searchable database of many literary awards.
Alfred Nobel Prize in Literature
A yearly prize for an international author who has conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.
Joseph Pulitzer Prizes
Several annual prizes for excellence in journalism, literature, drama, and music.
A distributor of new and used books and other goods, searchable by author, title, or subject. Many books include the cover illustration and reviews.
Barnes & Noble
A distributor and book dealer, similar to Amazon. Many books have links to outside reviews and author interviews.
Best Book Buys
Searches over 20 independent and chain online bookstores. Helps find lowest price for books that are difficult to find, new or used. Can be a textbook resource for college students.
A network of independent bookstores, with many books and reviews by local booksellers.
A major retailer of new and used books, which offers free shipping on books orders, as well as synopses and reviews of many books the store staff.
ALEX Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Full-text documents in English literature, American Literature, and Western Philosophy, with a searchable index. It is also possible to search within the texts themselves.
An amazing collection of on-line classics, including literature, non-fiction, poetry, and reference.
The Internet Public Library: Online Texts Collection
Over 19,000 titles arranged by author, title, or Dewey Decimal number.
The original site for on-line texts, Project Gutenberg is still on the cutting edge with over 10,000 classics, including many international titles.
Google Book Search-Library Project
Download full copies of out-of-copyright books from a variety of public domain titles.
Out of Print Books
A network of used bookstores, listing over 28 million titles for sale.
Another network of used bookstores and rare book dealers, which includes free shipping on larger orders and special services for librarians and collectors.
Used, textbooks, rare, and out-of-print books from a global network of independent booksellers.
A comprehensive book search engine that includes 30,000 new and used book dealers and databases to find over 50 million new, used, rare, and out of print books
The Academy of American Poets
The official society for American poetry, including a large collection of poems, information about authors, an events calendar, and even audio version of famous poems.
American Verse Project
Searchable archive of pre-1920 American poetry.
Electronic Poetry Center
A major collection and hotlist of contemporary poetry, including authors, poems, publishers, magazines and online e-zines.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
The tenth edition of this classic collection, with an index by date and author, and a concordance.
The Columbia World of Quotations
Authoritative collection of over 65,000 quotations.
Fun to browse collection of about 25,000 quotations divided into unusual topics.
Searchable catalog of quotations with additional features.
Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
Comprehensive collection of notable modern quotations: 1950-1988