Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Online resources for writing about literature

Adapted from Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, p. 1474

This site is often a good starting point. Wikipedia may be helpful for understanding a particular work of literature and for finding other reference sites. Bear in mind, however, that because literally anyone can edit Wikipedia, it is generally not a reliable source for a reference in your own paper.

Library of Congress’s literary criticism list
These sites have been more or less pre-screened by the Library of Congress.

Internet Public Library
This site is provided by the University of Michigan.

Library Spot
This site is a portal to thousands of libraries around the world.

Voice of the Shuttle
You can find lots of good stuff here.

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