- UW Colleges Academic Literacy Resources
- UW Colleges Virtual Teaching & Learning Center
- UW Colleges Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- Dictionary.com - Collection of a dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus, Strunk's Elements of Style, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, & dictionaries in other languages
- Oxford English Dictionary - Finally, this master of all dictionaries is online!
- AskOxford.com - A wealth of information about words and language (their subtitle is "Passionate about language," which should tell us something)
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary - Simple online dictionary
- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - Passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources
- Dr. Grammar's Frequently Asked Questions - A helpful collection of commonly confused points of grammar, such as lie vs. lay, among vs. between, i before e except after c, why "I" is capitalized, and many other points of trivia for the grammatically curious
- Handbook of Rhetorical Devices - A collection of rhetorical devices, including "those involving emphasis, association, clarification, and focus; those involving physical organization, transition, and disposition or arrangement; and those involving decoration and variety"
- The Bedford Research Room - Collection of resources drawn from Mike Palmquist's The Bedford Researcher to support students in courses across the disciplines and offer instructors a library of helpful instructional tools
- Purdue's OWL's MLA Citation Guide - How to cite any source using MLA documentation style
- Diana Hacker's Resource for Citing with MLA Documentation - Diana Hacker's easy-to-use, comprehensive resource for how to cite everything MLA-style and correctly.
- UW Madison's Writing Center on MLA Documentation - Intuitively arranged and with good examples, this site is quite helpful.
- UW-Washington County's Library Guide for Citing Electronic Resources - MLA and APA formats for citing resources from library subscription databases
- NoodleTools - The UW Colleges Libraries subscribe to this service that helps build citations. Go to the “UW Colleges Electronic Resources and Online Databases,” click on the letter “N,” and scroll down to NoodleTools.
Plagiarism, Copyright, & Fair Use Resources
- UW Colleges' Policy on Plagiarism - Chapter UWS 14: Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures
- Paraphrasing & Not Plagiarizing - Purdue's resource is a concise, valuable review of how to appropriately and correctly paraphrase others' words and ideas by putting them in your own words, rather than plagiarizing. The "Some examples to compare" is particularly useful.
- The Copyright Website - This site offers information on internet copyright, infringement, registration, and fair use
- Plagiarism: Curricular Materials for History Instructors - The American Historical Association's "survey of pedagogical strategies designed to offer wise counsel to teachers seeking to help students understand and avoid plagiarism," strategies that are relevant to our courses as well.
- MLA International Bibliography Online - Comprehensive bibliography of language and literary studies (If this link doesn't work for you, check with your library's databases because all UW Colleges' libraries subscribe.)
- LitFinder - LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. A subject navigator provides over 10,000 subject headings, and basic and advanced search modes allow users to search by keyword, author, subject, work title, work date, nationality, gender, timeline, and more.
- Library of Congress - Massive database for research
- Literary Resources On the Net - Jack Lynch's easy-to-use collection of literary links; a good place to start if you're looking for an author not listed below
- Internet Movie Database - For those incorporating film into literature classes, here is a vast database with general info, reviews, plot summaries, and trivia on movies, actors, directors, anything about movies
- LION (Literature Online) - Chadwyck-Healey's literary databases include English Poetry Full-text Database, Database of African American Poetry 1760-1900, Webster's 3rd New International Dictionary, et al
- Womanist Theory and Research - Archive of The Womanist, as well as links to multicultural, womanist/feminist, women of color, African-American sites
- Columbia University's Bartleby Library - Writings excavated from the Dead Letter Office, such as Frost, Melville, Keats, J.S.Mill, A.E.Housman, G.M.Hopkins, Paine, Sandburg, Shelley, Stein, Mary Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Yeats, Eliot, DuBois, et al
- Electronic Text Center - University of Virginia's E-Text Center archives English Language Resources, Modern English, Middle English, Old English, English Poetry, English Verse Drama, African American Poetry, Old Newspapers, Shakespeare, et al
- Shakespeare's Globe Center - Diagrams and history of the Globe Theatre, links to other Globe/Shakespeare sites
- Renaissance Forum - Electronic journal of historical and literary Renaissance studies
- Early America Review - Collection of 18th-century historical documents, maps, and texts
- Society of Early Americanists - Browse their texts or scanned images of early historical documents
- Electronic Archive of Early American Fiction - Manuscripts, typescripts, and images of early American and 19th Century African American historical documents and literary resources
- James Joyce - Finnegan's Wake, Ulysses, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners
- William Faulkner - Glossary and character biographies, genealogical charts, recommended critical works, bibliographies
- Walker Percy - Works by and info on Walker Percy
- CELT - Contemporary and historical documents from Ireland, rendered e-text by University College of Cork
- Bonfire of the Liberties - An Interactive Exhibit on Censorship of the Humanities with plenty of specific cases (Milton, Faulkner, Voltaire, Steinbeck, Arthur Miller, et al)
- WWW Virtual Library: Theatre and Drama - Great searching tool for drama info
- Poetry Foundation
- NCTE's Report "'What's Fair is Foul?': Understanding Fair Use in the Classroom" - " current resources that will help you better understand and use (instead of being used by) 'Fair Use.'”
- American Library Association Digital Copyright Slider - ALA's digital copyright guide
- Know Your Copy Rights: Resources for Teaching Faculty - A brochure described as follows: "Among the topics covered in the brochure are: fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes. The brochure also includes a one-page chart that highlights 24 situations when various categories of works can be used."
- UIUC Writers' Workshop - University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign collection of writing handouts on grammar & writing techniques
- NCTE Home Page - National Council of Teachers of English page includes teaching ideas and information on NCTE activities and publications
- World Lecture Hall - Collection of syllabi, assignments, lecture notes, exams, etc.
- Purdue University's On-Line Writing Lab - OWL's monstrous collection of handouts on grammar, spelling, style, ESL, business and professional writing, citations, etc.
- Dave's ESL Cafe - Online worksheets and quizzes, links for students and teachers, ESL Job Center
The list below is a work-in-progress of links with brief notes that I give to students who may be interested in browsing online literary journals to read contemporary poems, stories, non-fiction, and reviews. Readers can also gain insight into the processes of literary publishing by browsing submission guidelines, contributor's bios, editor's notes, mission statements. There are so many sites, it's hard to know what to include - I'd be happy to get ideas for more links or see others add lists of their own, especially with more print-based journals. Some of the sites below have extensive "links" pages of their own where we can find many more literary journals and resources. -- Joel Friederich, UW-Barron County
Online and Print
- Ploughshares - a highly respected literary journal published at Emerson College in Boston. Ploughshares is a print journal, not a web-based e-zine. Their website offers a large selection of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from the current edition as well as from archived editions, and an editor’s introduction to each issue that can give insight into literary/aesthetic values and vision. Ploughshares chooses a well-known poetry or fiction writer as guest editor for each issue, to bring an individual perspective to each new edition. From the home page, click the cover of the current edition to get to a table of contents, and then click on any title in blue to read samples.
- The Gettysburg Review is another major literary journal in the U.S., published at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. The writing samples available online are a selection of poems and short stories from the current issue.
- Blackbird is a literary e-zine from Virginia Commonwealth University, filled with both emerging and well-established writers. Click the bird on the opening page to enter.
- Drunken Boat: A literary e-zine on the experimental side, with interesting multi-media art as well as poetry and a variety of prose.
- 2RiverView: A great quarterly e-zine out of St. Louis, featuring 10 poets each season and one artist.
- No Tell Motel: An e-zine, all poetry, featuring one poet at a time on the main page.
- Three Candles: A literary e-zine from the Twin Cities featuring poetry, short stories, book reviews, links and resources for writers. Three Candles also has a press (at the same site) publishing poetry collections.
- 42nd Opus: Fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Some “non-contemporary” authors (Emily Dickinson...) are brought together with new writing. New works are posted every few days.
- Mudlark: poetry.
- Six Bricks - A very interesting e-zine dedicated to publishing “six little things” in each edition. The site leaves it up to the reader to decide whether the six pieces in each edition are poems, very short stories, prose poems, tiny essays--they are just six little things by six authors. Also, features a photo.