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English and Literature

General

                        Book Recommendations and Reviews

Bookstores Online (new and used) and Book Search

Censorship

Library Discussion Boards

Library Reader Advisory and Informational / Suggestion Sites

Online Book Clubs and Online Reading Groups

Quotes

Literature

 

Writing

            Creative Writing

            General Writing Skills, Handbooks and Guides

            Online Publishing, self-published fiction, articles, etc.

GENERAL

            English Companion http://www.englishcompanion.com/index.html

            Landmarks for School – links to teaching and learning resources on the Net and valuable Web tools.”  http://www.landmark-project.com/index.php

            Librarians’ Resources – St. Ambrose University http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Librarians/censor.htm

Marvel Comics http://www.marvel.com/

            San Antonio College Literature Web http://www.accd.edu/sac/english/bailey/litindex.htm

            Yale University Library English Language and Literature Resource Guide http://www.library.yale.edu/humanities/english/18eng.html

           

 

Literature

          Books Online

Ethnic / Region Specific

General

Gothic

Restoration

Shakespeare

 

 

      Books Online

         Bartleby.com “The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse” http://www.bartleby.com/

         Project Gutenberg A library of 17000 free ebooks whose copyright has expired in the USA.  http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

         Read Books Online http://www.readbookonline.net/shortStory/

 

      Ethnic / Region Specific

o       Kentucky Authors

        EKU’s KYLit Site, highlighting Kentucky Authors http://www.english.eku.edu/SERVICES/KYLIT/

        KCTE Literary Map http://www.kcte.org/map/index.html

        Kentucky Authors and Kentucky in Literature http://louisville.edu/~easchn01/kentucky/1lite.html

        Kentucky Literary News http://windpub.com/current.htm

o       Slavic, East European, and Former USSR Resources http://learning.lib.vt.edu/slav/lit_authors_russian.html

 

      General

         ENotes – Internet version of Cliffs Notes – type guides and lesson plans http://www.enotes.com/

         Florida Smart http://www.floridasmart.com/subjects/langarts_literature.htm

         Literary Encyclopedia http://www.litencyc.com/

         Literature Network, The http://www.online-literature.com/

         Literary Resources on the Internet http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/

         Mystery Writers of America http://www.mysterywriters.org/?q=Home

         Vanderbilt University Literary Index http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/english/flackcj/LitIndex.html

         Yahoo Directory – Literature http://uk.dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/

 

      Gothic

         The Literary Gothic, the web's premier guide to Gothic fiction and all Gothic-tradition literature written prior to 1950 http://www.litgothic.com/index_fl.html

         Zittaw Press http://www.zittaw.com/gothicliterature.htm

 

      Restoration

         Luminarium: Restoration and 18th Century http://www.luminarium.org/eightlit/

 

 

      Shakespeare

         Shakespeare Index: AbsoluteShakespeare http://absoluteshakespeare.com/index.htm

         Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/

         Shakespeare, Comprehensive Index http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/

         Shakespeare Resource Center http://www.bardweb.net/index.html

 

 

     General

o       Book Recommendations, Booklists and Reviews

o       Bookstores Online (new and used) and Book Search

o       Censorship

o       Internet Book Discussion Resources

o       Library Reader Advisory and Informational / Suggestion Sites

o       Online Book Clubs and Online Reading Groups

o       Quotes

o       Reading Group Guides

 

 

o       Book Recommendations, Booklists and Reviews

o       Library Reader Advisory and Informational / Suggestion Sites

 

         Association of American Publishers http://www.publishers.org/

         Award-winning children’s literature http://www.dawcl.com/introduction.html

         Booklist Online: Book Reviews from the American Library Association

        http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=home

         Booklists http://www.englishcompanion.com/Readings/booklists/booklists.html

         BookWire http://www.bookwire.com/

         Classical Bookworm http://arb0rv1tae.typepad.com/bookworm/books_on_film/index.html

         EcoFiction http://www.csuchico.edu/library/new/index_sustain.htm

         Graphic Novel Review http://www.graphicnovelreview.com/?cat=5

         Graphic Novel Trade Paperback List http://tplist.millarworld.net/index2.html

         HarperCollins.com http://www.harpercollins.com/Book/Browse.aspx

         Historical Fiction Network http://www.histfiction.net/

         Historical Novel Society, inc. juvenile http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org/

         Horror Writers Association http://www.horror.org/

         Lazy Readers’ Book Club http://www.lazyreaders.com/

         Library Booklists http://librarybooklists.org/fiction/adult/humour.htm

         LibraryJournal.com blog http://bookblog.libraryjournal.com/blog/category/readers-advisory/

         LibraryThing: “world’s largest book club” and cataloger ;) http://www.librarything.com/

         Libraries Unlimited http://lu.com/ranews/june2005/orr.cfm

         Literary Times http://www.tlt.com/

         Michigan City Public Library http://www.mclib.org/booklistshumor.htm

         Mid-Continent Public Library http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/

         Mystery Reader, The http://www.themysteryreader.com/

         New York Times Bestseller List http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/index.html

        http://www.hawes.com/2008/2008.htm

        http://www.pcpls.lib.in.us/Good_Reads/nyt_bestseller.htm

        http://www.youseemore.com/rowanplint/hotpicks.asp?l=nytimes&n=New+York+Times+Bestsellers

        http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080420/FEATURES0202/804200457

         Ontario Library Services http://www.library.on.ca/links/clearinghouse/publicservices/readersadvisory.htm

         Oprah Winfrey’s Book Picks – Annotated, User Friendly http://www.powells.com/prizes/oprah.html

         Overbooked: “resource for readers- providing timely information about fiction (all genres) and readable nonfiction” http://www.overbooked.org/

         Paranormal Romance http://www.paranormalromancewriters.com/

         Quality Children’s Fiction http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/reading/li1lk24.htm

         RandomHouse.com http://www.randomhouse.biz/libraries/

         Readers’ Advisory Knapsack http://raknapsack.wordpress.com/category/booklists/

         Reader's Advisory Online Resources

         Readers’ Advisory Virtual Desk http://myweb.usf.edu/~mstepane/ravd/

         Richland Library Book Buzz http://www.richland.lib.sc.us/bookbuzz/nyt_fiction.cfm

         Science Fiction & Fantasy Net http://www.sff.net/featuredesk/index.asp

         Swiss Army Librarian http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/2007/08/14/readers-advisory-ideas

         Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide http://www.magicdragon.com/UltimateSF/SF-Index.html

         Webrary.org – Morton Grove Public Library http://www.webrary.org/ref/weblinksmenu.html

         Western Writers of America http://www.westernwriters.org/

         What Should I Read Next? http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/search

 

o       Censorship

         ALA’s Challenged and Banned Books http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/challengedbanned/challengedbanned.cfm

         Banned Book and Censorship Resources http://georgesuttle.com/censorship/censors-all.shtml

         Banned Books Online http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/banned-books.html

         Books A-Z       http://www.booksatoz.com/censorship/quote.htm

         DeleteCensorship.org http://deletecensorship.org/resources.html

         First Amendment Center http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/speech/libraries/topic.aspx?topic=banned_books

         Freedom to Read Blog (& resources) http://pelhamlibrary.blogspot.com/2007/10/great-censorship-site.html

         National Coalition Against Censorship http://www.ncac.org/literature/bookcensorshiptoolkit.cfm

         Prison Book Program http://www.prisonbookprogram.org/censorship.html

         Spokane Community College http://www.scc.spokane.edu/?librscensor

         St. Ambrose University http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Hot/censor.htm

         Santa Monica College http://library.smc.edu/research/topics/censorship.htm

 

o       Library Discussion Boards

         ALA Discussion Board / Electronic Discussion List Archives http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/alscnews/alscdisclist/edlarchives.cfm

 

o       Online Book Clubs and Online Reading Groups

         AOL Book Discussion Boards http://messageboards.aol.com/aol/en_us/boards.php?boardId=190744&func=2&channel=Books

         B&N Book Clubs http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/

          Book-Clubs-Resource.com “a complete guide to book clubs and reading groups” http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/

          Book Nuts – Book Club for Kids http://www.booknutsreadingclub.com/index.html

         BookTalk.org: “an online reading group dedicated to quality books, good people and great conversations”  http://www.booktalk.org/

         Boston Globe Discussion Boards http://boards.boston.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?webtag=bc-books

         Comic Book Resources Forum http://forums.comicbookresources.com/index.php

         Dear Reader.com: Book Clubs Online http://www.dearreader.com/

         Doubleday Book Club http://www.doubledaybookclub.com

         Fiction Readers http://fictionreaders.gather.com/

         iVillage Discussion Boards http://entertainment.ivillage.com/messageboards#79ff4z8t

         Oprah’s Book Club

         Reading Group Guides: online community for reading groups http://www.readinggroupguides.com/content/index.asp

         Simon Says – Simon and Schuster Discussion Boards http://bbs.simonsays.com/

         USA Today Book Club http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/book-club-index.htm

 

o       Internet Book Discussion Resources

         Bookspot resources for new and established groups with links to reviews, authors, reading lists, online discussions and more
Baltimore County Public Library links to book reviews, reading groups and authors
Seattle Public Library advice and how to's for starting a book club and recommended reading lists
Great Books features books in the Great Books Reading Series
Rochester Hills Public Library Readers' Services Page includes reviews, reading lists and reading groups
Overbooked includes reviews, author and publisher information, and annotated reading lists

 

o       Reading Group Guides

         Amazon.com Reading Group Guides alphabetical title list of both fiction and non-fiction books with discussion questions
BookBrowse reading guides and information and advice for groups
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Reading Group Guides
Oprah's Book Club  discussion questions and author information for past and current selections
SparkNotes includes study questions for 270 titles, many classics and some poetry
Reading Group Choices alphabetical list of fiction and non-fiction titles with discussion guides
ReadingGroup Guides over 1,700 discussion guides as well as advice, ideas and a monthly newsletter
Thinking Out Loud discussion guides for titles of fiction and non-fiction prepared by the Morton Grove Public Library staff
HarperCollins Publishers
Houghton Mifflin Reading Group Guides
W.W. Norton Reading Group Guides
Penguin Putnam Reading Group Guides
Picador USA  Reading Group Guides
Random House Reading Group Guides includes Ballantine, Doubleday, Knopf and Vintage divisions of Random House
Simon & Schuster
St. Martin's Press  

 

o       Quotes

         ThinkExist http://en.thinkexist.com/

         Quoteland

         Quotation Center

         Bartlett's Quotations

         LitQuotes

 

o       Bookstores Online (new and used) and Book Search

         AllBookstores.com (compares online bookstores) http://www.allbookstores.com/

         Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/

         Barnes and Noble.com http://www.barnesandnoble.com/index.asp?r=1&popup=0

         Biblio.com http://www.biblio.com/

         BooksAMillion.com http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/books?ad=OVBKSKEYW

         BookFinder.com http://www.bookfinder.com

         Ebay’s half.com http://www.half.com

         Google Book Search http://books.google.com/

         Joseph Beth Booksellers http://www.josephbeth.com/

         Powell’s Books http://www.powells.com/

     Writing

o       Creative Writing

o       General Writing Skills, Handbooks and Guides

o       Online Publishing, self-published fiction, articles, etc.

 

      Creative Writing

o       http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/273372

o       http://www.fictionfactor.com/

o       http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/index.shtml

o       http://fictionwriting.bellaonline.com/Site.asp

o       http://writingfiction.suite101.com/

o       http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/English/Reading_and_Writing/Creative_Writing.html

o       http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative/shortstory/index.html

o       Voice of the Shuttle http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2742

o       The Writer’s Block http://www.sff.net/people/LisaRC/

o       http://www.ebookcrossroads.com/romance-writing.html

o       Romance Writing Contests http://www.charlottedillon.com/RWA-Contests.html

 

      General Writing Skills, Handbooks and Guides

o       Bedfords Citation Guide http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite7.html

o       Duke Universities Library citation guide http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/workscited/

o       Grammar Quizzes and Practice Sites

         http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm

         http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/grammar_park.html (for grades 3-5)

         http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html (elementary)

         http://eslus.com/LESSONS/GRAMMAR/Gram.htm

         http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/

         http://www.chompchomp.com/

         http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/quizzes/index.html

         http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/grammar/archive/grammar_games_index_page01.html

o       OWLs – Online Writing Labs / Centers

         Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/09/

         Writers’ Garden http://www.cyberlyber.com/writing_centers_list.htm

o       Son of Citation Machine – Creates Works Cited Pages http://citationmachine.net/index.php?page=about

o       Spelling Practice and Games

         http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/harcourt_brace_spelling.html

         http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/spelling.htm

         http://www.gamequarium.com/spelling.html

         http://www.kidsspell.com/

o       WKU’s Style / Citation Guides http://www.wku.edu/Library/dlps/guides/stylwrit.htm

o       Writing Help and Handouts http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/index.html

 

      Online Publishing, self-published fiction, articles, etc.

o       http://www.fictioncentral.net/