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Evaluation of Web Resources
Resources for Writers
    GrammarComposition,
    Documentation, Dictionaries
Literature Resources
    General References
    Gateways to Literature

    Periods and Categories
        English
        Medieval, Renaissance
        18th Century, 19th Century,
        Modern (see 20th Century)
        American
        Romanticism, African-American,
        Native American
        Women's Studies
      20th Century Anglo-American   
       World Literatures 
        Multi-Cultural/Post-Colonial
        Linguistics
        Literary Criticism/Theory
        Mass Communication
  
E-texts
Discussion and Associations


Evaluation of Web Resources

Searching the World Wide Web
Evaluating internet research resources with documentation from Purdue's Writing Center.

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Resources for Writers

Grammer

Common Errors in English
A nice list of common mistakes by Paul Brians (Washinman).

English Grammar and Punctuation Guide
Nice resource for essay and paper topics, thesis statements and important quotes.

Guide to Grammar and Style
 
Jack Lynch (Rutgers-Newark) has created a concise guide which will answer most of your questions.

Punctuation Made Simple
Nice Guide by Gary Olson (South Florida), Profetion.

Right Words
Simple advice from some New Zealand professional editors on punctuation, grammar terms.

Webgrammar
Judy Vorfeld, professional editor, has created this grammar and writing toolkit.

Writer's Workshop Grammar handbook
It explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage.

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Composition
(for resources concerning the publishing industry, and marketing your writing, see the Mass Communication)

Elements of Style
William Strunk's classic reference for hers.

Forest of Rhetoric
Brigham Young writing professor Gideon Burton's guide to rhetorical terms and usage based on classical and Renaissance dels.

OWL - Online Writing Center
Purdue's online help center for writers...the handout sectpful.

The Slot
Writing peeves by Washington Post Copy alsh.

Writing Resources from Dictionary.Com
Nice collection of resources for writers.

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Documentation

Citing Electronic Sources
Excellent guides to APA and hypertext research papers from the University of South Dakota.

MLA Guidelines
A guide from Capital Community College, Hartford, CT, based on MLA   documentation.

Research and Documentation by Discipline
Barbara Hacker's guide to research and documentation styles by academic discipline.

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Dictionaries

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
2000 edition.

Dictionary.com
General word and reference resource.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary/Thesaurus
Featured as yourDictionary's English language premier resources.

yourDictionary.com
The global language portal of record; a web of online dictionaries of many world languages.

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Literature Resources

General References

Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Authoritative general reference and bibliography for the field.

Rhetorical/Literary Terms
A dictionary of literary and rhetorical terms, jointly created by professors at Southern California and Kentucky.

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Gateways to Literature / Meta-sites

Local gateways: English Resources at Duke, NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill
(Available to NCCU students and staff  with valid id)

The English Server
Unique hybrid of 226 English professors sythesizing scholarly communication and collecting online resources in 42 categories. Some dead links but a lot of useful material.

Infomine
UC-Riverside Library's attempt to organize the Web based upon LC subject divisions. This link will take you to the "humanities" subject categories. Within each subject heading listing, there is a link for related terms in the subject thesaurus of search terms.

Jack Lynch's English Resources

This Rutgers professor has created a great site with many helpful links by category.

Voice of the Shuttle
Great resource for humanities research, especially for Literature in English, from UC-Santa Barbara.

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English

Medieval

The Camelot Project
The University or Rochester's archive of Arthurian texts digitized.

Labyrinth
Georgetown University's great online guide for medievalists.

ORB:Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
A Medievalist's online resource with articles reviewed by at least two scholars.


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Renaissance

Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
University of Toronto resource of criticism and texts.

Luminarium
Anniina Jokinen's site very strong for Renaissance, and 17th-century English literature texts and criticism.

Milton-L Home Page
University of Richmond's archive of the Miltonists' internet discussion group, with photographs, texts, criticism.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Maintained by Jeremy Hylton at MIT, with hyperlinks to each scene and fully searchable by word and phrase. This site includes links to a well-organized list of internet resources on the bard.

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18th Century

Centre of Attention: the Fop
An essay in Early Modern Literary Studies on a character type of the period.

Eighteenth Century Fashion
Costume resources online for hairstyles, stitches, and history.

Eighteenth Century Studies
This is from the E-server, archives works from the perspectives of literary and cultural studies. Novels, plays, memoirs, treatises and poems of the period are kept here. Maintained by Geoffrey Sauer at Carnegie Mellon.

Jack Lynch's Resources
The resources from his gateway for literary studies; he's an 18th Century specialist so this section is particularly strong.

Restoration Day
Words in the day of an 18th century Englishman, compliments of W. W. Norton Co.

William Blake Archive
University of Virginia's site for pleasure, study, research. Many of the illuminations fully digitized and well organized.

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19th Century

Romantic Circles
A University of Maryland resource for the study of second generation Romantics.

Romantic Chronology
Interesting visual organization of literary events from California-Santa Barbara.

Victorian Web
Thorough resource of Victorian literature, history and society by Brown professor George Landow, with many little known authors included.

Women of the Romantic Period
A great hypertextual experience from Texas-Austin, recovers many excluded female voices from the British Romantic tradition.

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American

Perspectives in American Literature (PAL)
Comprehensive research and reference guide by professor at CSU-Stanislaus, organized by period and author.

Romanticism

Transcendentalists
Jone Johnson Lewis's great site on Emerson, Thoreau and their time.

Mark Twain in his Times
From the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia, with texts, criticism, photographs.

Virtual Victoria
Sarah Smith's fun collection of all things Victorian and Edwardian in America.

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African-American

The Circle African-American Brotherhood
Check out the Visual and Literary Links. "Zillions of African American links" by a community organization in Upstate NY. Many dead links but still helpful.

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Native American

Native American Authors
From the Internet Public Library, a valuable starting point with biographies, bibliographies, and photographs.

Native American Literature Online
A resource for indigenous peoples around the globe.

Storytellers
Native American authors online. Though less comprehensive than the Internet Public Library site, this site is more useful if your author is listed.

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Woman's Studies

Feminist Literary Criticism and Theory
This page includes information on different literary genres, specific historical periods, pedagogical issues and literary theory from Virginia Tech.

Women Writers Project
Brown University's virtual clearing house for criticism and texts.

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20th Century Anglo-American Literature

Fitzgerald Centenary
Collection sponsored by the Special Collections Library and English Department at the University of South Carolina.

Post World War II Database
Includes information about rock, punk, Generation X, etc., sponsored by UC-Berkeley.

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World Language and Literature

Multi -Cultural/Post-Colonial

Postcolonial Studies
Created by Deepika Bahri, Emory Univeristy, to assist students with definitions of key concepts and issues, with links to other related sites.

Sawnet
Books by and about South Asian Women, with summaries and reviews, maintained by the University of Maryland. Some links are dead, but the bibliography is valuable.

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Linguistics

Language and Linguistics Resources
Collected by the University of Pennsylvania Library.

Linguistic Links
From the Linguistics Department at the University of Rochester.

Virtual Library Linguistics Resources
A collection of resources for students and professional linguists at Eastern Michigan University.

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Literary Criticism/Theory

Critical Theorists
Links to texts of theorists (U. Denver).

Literary Criticism and Theory
Good site from the University of Cambridge, with a great mini-guide for Structuralism.

Online Literary Criticism Collection
From the Internet Public Library, an archive of practical criticism on a broad range of writers from scholarly journals.

Undergraduate Introduction to Critical Theory
Purdue Professor Dino Felluga's toolkit for new historicism, cultural materialism, feminism, and psychoanalysis.

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Mass Communication

Journalism Resources
Compiled by journalism professor at U. Iowa.

Mass Media
Mick Underwood's site on news values with well-organized glossary of terms.

Media Ethics Resource File
From the Poynter Institute, with special information concerning reporting the attacks on September 11.

UCLA Center for Cyberspace Law and Policy
An online forum for the online community to share ideas and explore new  directions.

Valley of the Shadow Project
Useful newspaper extracts from two communities during 1861-1865, one North and one South.

World Intellectual Property Organization
Promotes the use and protection of works of the human spirit.

Writers Write
Great resource for writers about the industry, including various markets such as business, medical, and technical writing.

Writing Now
Power packed advice for writers from seasoned writers, with other resources concerning the publishing industry.

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E-texts

American Verse Project
University of Michigan's digitization of pre-1920's American texts.

Bartleby.com
The great online publisher of classic poetry and reference texts easily navigable with hyperlinked tables of content.

Making of America
University of Michigan's digitization project of documents from 19th century America's social history.

The Modern English Collection 
The University of Virginia's
heterogenous collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers, manuscripts and illustrations from 1500 to the present.

On-Line Books
University of Pennsylvania collection of 15,000+ books digitized, but not hyperlinked.

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Discussion and Associations

Communication and organizations in the community of English literature scholarship.

Literary Listservs
University of Pennsylvania's index of online discussion groups for English.

Associations

Academy of American Poets
Supports American poets at all stages of their careers and fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

Modern Language Association of America (MLA)
The professional organization for scholars in English.

University of Waterloo Directory of Scholarly Societies
A great index of scholarly societies around the world.

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