9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Literature in English: Literary Indexes and Concordances
Note: Many of the resources listed under "Full-text
Sites" include online books which are keyword searchable. Such a search
mechanism can function in much the same way as a traditional concordance
for locating specific phrases or passages in a work or by an author. Many
of the resources listed under "Site Directories" such
Resources on the Net and Voice of the
Shuttle function as indexes to web-based literature sources.
Librarians' Index to the
Internet - Literature and Books
Links selected by librarians grouped under such topics as authors, literature
by place, literary movements, children's literature, genres, and many others.
A listing of concordances here includes links for select plays, poetry, and
This site serves as a master index to all Gale literary reference
works. This index combines and cross references over 130,000 author
names, pseudonyms, and more than 140,000 titles. One can search
by author, title, or by a customized search.
Yahoo Search Directory:
Yahoo's Literature page groups links to literature resources under broad categories
such as authors, periods and movements, criticism and theory, electronic literature,
and related topics.
A web-based, multilingual index to plays published as part of
collections, anthologies, or periodicals. It compiles many citations
to plays not indexed by standard print indexes. Interplay contains
16,130 bibliographic citations and spans in date from the late nineteenth
century to the present. Maintained by the Portland State University
Iowa State University Play Concordances
A concordance to a select group of plays by Ibsen, Shaw, Hellman,
Wilde, Hansberry, and others.
Web Concordances and Workbooks
Contains concordances for a number of prominent British authors.
Among the collection are Shelley, Coleridge, Keats, Blake, Wordsworth,