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Literary Reference Center: Information on thousands of authors and their works. Includes all types of literature and time periods.

Biography Reference Bank: Articles, most in full text, about more than a half-million people from around the world.

Additional Resources:

Project Gutenberg: Offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free e-pub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

American Writers
(from C-Span) C-SPAN explores American history through the lives and works of American writers who have influenced the course of our nation.

American Writers Museum: The first national museum in the United States dedicated to engaging the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture and our daily lives.

: Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938.

AmericanLiterature.com: This site that has many authors and pieces of literature.

Bartleby: The Preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

Literature.org : This site is here to try to bring real books to people through the Internet. On this site you will find the full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature. Fiction from authors like Lewis Carroll, the Bronte sisters (Anne, Charlotte and Emily), Jack London, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and many others.

Famous Poets and Poems: This site is dedicated to poetry and to the people who make poetry possible: poets and their readers. FamousPoetsAndPoems.com is a free poetry site. On our site you can find a large collection of poems and quotes from over 631 poets.

American Authors
: Timelines, literary movements, and links to author full-text, biography, and related sites.

American Studies at the University of Virginia: Includes a yellow pages index of useful outside links which are categorized according to discipline. (i. e. ethnicity, gender, popular culture, etc.) Also has an extensive hypertext collection of classic American texts.

American Verse Project: “The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press. The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.” Fully searchable.

Historical Text Archive: Contains texts ranging from the colonial period to the 20th century. Also includes subject categories: U.S. Wars, African American, Native American, Gazettes/Newspapers, etc.

The Academy of American Poets: Offers poets’ biographies, text, images, audio clips of poems and more.

Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color: Includes full-text editions by African-American, Asian-American, Chicana/Latina, Indian/Middle Eastern/Arabic, and Indigenous/Native American women writers, as well as biographies, notes, and bibliographies.

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
: African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a full-text, key-word-searchable database of works by 19th-century black women writers. The database is made available by The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Native American Authors in the Internet Public Library: Bibliography of online and print resources written by and about Native American authors.

The Internet Public Library Online Texts Collection. : Links, information, and timelines about literature for librarians and students of literature.

The Library of America: A nonprofit organization devoted to publishing authoritative editions of American authors. Its site includes information not only about its products but also about the authors whose works it publishes.
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