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[American literature]  [online books]  [Shakespeare]  [drama]  [poetry]  [children's lit.]

Literary Research Tools on the Net. These are comprehensive sites dedicated to American Literature.

libraries.mit.edu/humanities/Literature/index1.html

 

New York Times Books. You can search the archives of the NY Times for full-text book reviews back to 1980. You must register, but it's free.
www.nytimes.com/books/

 

Or find online books...
digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

 

This collection of digital texts can be read online, printed, or down-loaded.
sunsite.Berkeley.edu/Literature/

 

Are you looking for literary criticism?
www.ipl.org/ref/QUE/PF/litcrit.html

 

Online Study Guides to many classic literary works. If you make this available to your classes, make sure your students know that you also review this site.
www.thespark.com/sparknotes/

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Along with the complete works, you can find famous quotations, a glossary, FAQs, and links to other Shakespeare resources.
tech-two.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html

 

Drama Page. From the Drama Dept. at Jacksonville State University, this site offers drama award listings, drama journals, and selected drama resources and databases.
www.jsu.edu/depart/library/graphic/drama.htm

 

Playbill Online provides a look a Broadway and some regional theatre. You can even purchase tickets here, along with its feature articles, news, and quizzes.
www.playbill.com/

 

The Academy of American Poets. This site includes a discussion forum, current exhibits and literary links.
www.poets.org/

 

Interested in American Poetry prior to 1920? The University of Michigan and the Michigan University Press has assembled a searchable electronic archive.
www.hti.umich.edu/english/amverse/

 

More Poetry. Search these indexes by poet, title, keyword, or first line. Review timelines of events, poetic terms and forms, and writings about poetry.
www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/rp/intro.html

 

Children's Literature Web Guide.
www.acs.ucalgary.ca/dkbrown/index.html

 

The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends. This site provides information, puzzles and games for lovers of Beatrix Potter's work.
www.peterrabbit.co.uk/templates/index1.cfm

 

The World of Reading. This site provides kids a site for reading, writing, and publishing.
www.worldreading.org/

 

YALSA Booklists. The Young Adult Library Services Association booklists provide award winning books for 12 to 18 year-olds.
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/

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