Directories & Search Engines


Online Texts

  • ALEX Catalogue of Electronic Texts  (North Carolina State University) collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

  • Great Books Online

  • Bibliomainia  "800+ texts of classic literature, drama, and poetry together with detailed literature study guides. Large reference book and nonfiction section" Some of the authors with works re-published here are: Alcott, Austen, Joyce, Conrad, Bronte, Kipling, Dumas, Cooper, Fielding, Hardy, Huxley, London, Melville, Swift, Thackery, Tolstoy, Twain and Dickens... amongst many, many other classic writers."

  • Early American Fiction Database  (University of Virginia) a collection of 440 full texts of the first editions of American novels and short stories written before 1850 by authors of significance during their lifetimes. EAF is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Virginia Library, and published by Chadwyck-Healey in collaboration with the University of Virginia.

  • GaleNet  (Access On Campus Only)  Literature resource tool that combines Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism. All articles are full text.

  • Project Gutenberg  the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books

General Resources

American Literature

British Literature

Canadian Literature

  • Canadian Literature Archive   information about Canadian writers, novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, Canadian literary organizations, magazines, publications, texts and library archives.

  • Canadian Poetry  (University of Toronto)

Latin American Literature

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