9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Literature: Full-Text Sites
The Online Books
Page (University of Pennsylvania)
Provides links to full-text of more than 20,000 English language titles which
may be searched by author, title or Library of Congress classification (e.g.,
PS Literature: American). It searches both the Electronic Text Center and Project
Gutenberg listed below. Special features include women writers, banned books,
and prize winners online.
This simple keyword search engine indexes thousands of online
books permitting author, title, and subject searches. It may also
be used to find particular references within the books.
The Electronic Text Center
Established in 1992, the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center
makes available thousands of online texts, downloadable e-books and related images.
A popular feature is its Ebooks
for the Microsoft Reader and the Palm Pilot.
Among the Center’s publications is “Electronic
Theses and Dissertations in the Humanities: A Directory of On-Line References
and Resources”. Some of the electronic texts are proprietary and available
only to researchers at the University of Virginia.
Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books with a collection of more than 10,000. Most of the Project Gutenberg eBooks are older literary works in the public domain in the United States. It is not always clear which edition of a text was used for producing the electronic version.
A collection of public domain reference and literary works.
Contains a literature-oriented
reference collection; many of the classic writings of literature,
history, philosophy and science drawn from the Harvard Classics
and the Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction; poetry anthologies;
and, collections of the poems of individual American and English
poets. All of the works on the site can be searched simultaneously;
titles in the archive can also be browsed.
Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875
A collection of 19th century American fiction as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American
Fiction, 1851-1875. There are more than 2,800 volumes included by nearly 1,500 authors. It is browsable by author and the entire collection can be searched by keyword or phrase.
Provides organized access to electronic resources in medieval
studies. There are connections to databases, services, texts, and
Complete Works of
Full text of Shakespeare's plays and other works, with a keyword