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English: Internet Sources

This guide is intended to help students locate information on English Literature, including books, periodical articles, and websites.

Author Interviews

BBC - Archive - In Their Own Words: British Novelists - Interviews with remarkable modern writers

BBC collection of interviews with some of the 20th Century's most read authors reveals something of those imaginations and the personalities which lie behind some of the greatest modern novel.

Interviews - Paris Review - Writers, Quotes, Biography, Interviews, Artists

The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.

*Adapted from Library Services, Austin Community College

Specific Collections

A Celebration of Women Writers
Geoffrey Chaucer
In addition to the text of the stories, there are translations and lots of background information. From Harvard University.Knowing Poe
Middle English Prose and Verse
Open Source Shakespeare
The Victorian Women Writers Project
Walt Whitman Archive

Podcasts

General Literature Collections

Note: Due to copyright, the great majority of online literature collections on the public part of the Web are of authors before the 20th Century.

The Academy of American Poets
The texts of over 600 poems, both old and new. A "listening booth" provides sound files of more than 100 poets (requires Real Audio 3.0).
American Verse Project
Bartleby
Poetry Magazines

Evaluating Websites

Remember, anyone can publish anything online!  Make sure you take a critical look at any websites you are considering using for your research! 

Watch the video below and check out our Information Evaluation guide for more details.