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ibiblio

ibiblio

“Home to one of the largest ‘collections of collections’ on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.” There’s a little of something for everyone here — a good place to browse.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Computers & Internet–Desktop & Electronic Publishing

Fiction: The EServer Collection

Fiction: The EServer Collection

Collection of online fiction texts. Includes short stories and novels by authors like: Alcott, Bronte, Bulfinch, Cather, Crane, Dickens, Dreiser, Elliot, Twain, Hardy and Fielding (among others.) Also has criticism.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–English Literature

Kwani?: Kenyan Literature Online

Kwani?: Kenyan Literature Online

Kwani? is a free online literary journal founded by Kenyan writers and supported by subscribers to the print edition of the magazine. Kwani?’s goal is to reinvest in the creativity of the people of Kenya and to encourage new writing by modern voices.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction; Reading And Writing–Poetry

Open Source Shakespeare

Open Source Shakespeare

“An experiment in literary technology. Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free website containing Shakespeare’s complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind.” Search for specific words in plays using the concordance, search for phrases or lines using the keyword search, or search by cha …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–English Literature; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Drama/Plays; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature

Poems : Spring : The Poetry Foundation

Poems : Spring : The Poetry Foundation

A collection of poems about Spring from the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Tool. Treat yourself to some warm, spring theme poems from influential writers such as: E. E. Cummings, Robert Browning, and Robert Fitzgerald. Also featured are poems that first appeared in Poetry magazine.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

Poems : Fall : The Poetry Foundation

Poems : Fall : The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation provides a large selection of themed poetry for any occasion or time of year through its Poetry Tool. This collection provides 130 poems all about Fall. Some influential poets included in this collection are: Robert Frost, John Keats, and William Shakespeare. Also featured are poems that first appeared in Poetry magazine.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

University of Virginia Chinese Text Initiative

University of Virginia Chinese Text Initiative

A site for classic Chinese literature. As of 2008, the site has over 300 Tang Poems and poetry from authors Gu Yao Yan, Shi Jing, Hong Lou Meng, and Yu Xuan Ji. Literature is available in both English and Chinese.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese

Google Books Search

Google Books Search

Find full text and/or bibliographic information using the world’s best known search engine to search through one of the largest collaborative digitization projects ever. To find “Full Text Books” (which are likely to be older), select that option before doing a search.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts

Books – The Atlantic

Books – The Atlantic

Contains contemporary and classic poetry and fiction, as well as audio and video files of poets reading their work, and interviews from the print version of the magazine.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; Reading And Writing–Poetry; Reading And Writing–Authors

Lit2Go

Lit2Go

A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Browse by author, title, or search the database by author, title, or reading level. Many selections can be downloaded directly into iTunes or your Mp3 player. You can also read the stories online.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts

Shi Jing: the Book of Odes

Shi Jing: the Book of Odes

Text is displayed in traditional Chinese characters with translations given in both English and French. This site has a very useful feature in its dictionary components???rolling over a character with your mouse will display a rollover menu with a pronunciation guide and meaning. Clicking on a character will open a dictionary in a separate window, …
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts

Classical Chinese Literature

Classical Chinese Literature

This site includes such famous texts as the Tao Te Ching, Tang Poetry, the Art of War, the Analects, the Doctrine of the Mean, the Great Learning and Classic of Filial Piety. Characters are clickable and lead to an English translation.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts

The Online Books Page

The Online Books Page

An easily navigable central access point for over 35,000 “free books on the Web.” Search for books and articles by author, title, or subject. Allows readers to suggest new materials to add.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Reading And Writing

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Resource providing links to mythology texts. Arranged alphabetically, users can browse everything from popular fairy tales to Russian ghost stories.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Customs, Traditions, And Folklore–Folklore; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Legends And Myths; Reading Zone–Myths & Fables–Multinational

PinkMonkey

PinkMonkey

Pink Monkey is a study resource targeted for junior high, high school and college students. It offers a library of free online literature summaries with a number of study guides and book notes.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; School And Homework Help–College

Mad Hatter’s Review

Mad Hatter’s Review

Biannual multimedia online magazine showcasing prose, poetry, art, music, and reviews from contemporary artists and writers from around the world.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Drama & Performance (Theater & Stagecraft); Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Photography & Film; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Sculpture; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Drawing; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Painting

The Free Library

The Free Library

Compiles an enormous amount of published material – journals, magazines, blog postings, and classic literary texts. Organized by subject, author, or title.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Arts & Humanities–Philosophy; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences; Business & Economics; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Science & Technology–Physics; Social Sciences; Science & Technology–Mathematics; Science & Technology–Life Sciences; Law, Government & Political Science–Law; Entertainment & Leisure; Reference–News & Current Events–Periodical Directories

Modern American Poetry

Modern American Poetry

Aims to provide “a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time.” Includes biographical information, bibliographies, criticism, commentary, and links to online copies of works on major modern American poets.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry

PublicLiterature.Org ??? Read Books Online

PublicLiterature.Org ??? Read Books Online

Check out free full text and audio classic works from Public Literature.org. News and information is posted for readers and aspiring writers. The site features works by Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Leonardo da Vinci and many more.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

LibriVox

LibriVox

LibriVox is site designed to facilitate the sharing of audio books. It works like this; users select a chapter of a literary work that is out of copyright and in the public domain and record themselves reading it. Then the audio file is uploaded to the site and available for download. LibriVox supports works in multiple languages from around the …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts

Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s Fables

Includes not only Aesop’s Fables, but also a large collection of tales by Hans Christian Anderson, as well as selections by Jean De La Fontaine, Ambrose Bierce and L. Frank Baum. Requires Flash.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Classical Literature–Greek Literature; Social Sciences–Social Customs, Traditions, And Folklore–Folklore; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Legends And Myths

Famous Poets and Poems

Famous Poets and Poems

Browse among 550 popular poets and 22,000 poems. Find portraits, short biographies, quotes, bibliographies and links to other resources dedicated to a particular poet. Poets are organized by name, birth date, nationality, and other factors.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry

Contemporary Writers in the UK

Contemporary Writers in the UK

Get “biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prizes and photographs” of some of the UK and Commonwealth’s best living authors. Site can be searched by author, genre, nationality, gender, title, and more!
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction; Reading And Writing–Poetry; Reading And Writing–Authors

The Victorian Women Writers Project

The Victorian Women Writers Project

The project was developed in order to provide accurate and complete digital texts of works by British women writers of the 19th century. Offerings include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama from over forty authors.
Subject: Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality–Women–Careers; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Literature By Time Period; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–English Literature

Treasures from the Saxon State Library

Treasures from the Saxon State Library

In English. The Library of Congress hosts this site that includes short narrative histories interspersed with scans of materials such as letters, paintings, and books. The histories begin around medieval times and end around 1875.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Libraries By Type–Special Libraries–Fine Arts And Humanities Libraries; Regional & Country Information–Europe–Germany–German History; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Regional & Country Information–Europe; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–German–Literature

Turning the Pages on the web

Turning the Pages on the web

The British Library has digitized important historical works, such as Lindisfarne Gospels, Da Vinci’s notebook, Sherborne Missal among others. User can “turn the pages of rare books or manuscripts in a highly realistic way. They can zoom in on the high-quality digitized images and read or listen to notes explaining the significance of each page.” …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Arts & Humanities–History–Historical Documents And Sources

Other Women’s Voices: Translations of women’s writing before 1700

Other Women’s Voices: Translations of women’s writing before 1700

This website compliles translations of over 125 women writers, “women who produced a substantial amount of work before 1700.” Each entry contains background on the author and that particular work, useful secondary sources and Internet sites. The site also offers information on how to obtain translations of these writings.
Subject: Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality–Women–Women’s History; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts

World Wide School

World Wide School

World Wide School is “dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of educational material.” The site has two parts. The first part, the library contains over 2,000 online texts organized by subject, author, and title. The second part is all different cooking recipes.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Entertainment & Leisure–Food–Recipes & Cookbooks; Reading And Writing

Lesbian Aeolic

Lesbian Aeolic

Brief overview of Greek Dialects, specifically Aeolic usued by the lesbian poets Sappho and Alcaeus. Describes Ancient Greek grammar and compensatory lengthening of the Aeolic dialect.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Classical Literature–Greek Literature; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Languages–Greek; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry

Li Ki (The Book of Rites), Part 1

Li Ki (The Book of Rites), Part 1

The first volume of James Legge’s translation of 3rd century BC compiled Chinese classic texts on Chinese religious practices from the 5th to the 8th centuries BC. These ten books offer minute descriptions of many different aspects of Chinese culture from this period.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts

Classical Chinese text searchable archive

Classical Chinese text searchable archive

This site provides full-text keyword searches of almost all major classical Chinese texts. Their archive includes ancient Confucian texts, their Song and Ming dynasties annotations and commentaries, and some literary texts.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts

Classic of Daoist Virtue/ The Way of Virtue/ The Way and its Power/ Daode Jing/ Tao Te Ching

Classic of Daoist Virtue/ The Way of Virtue/ The Way and its Power/ Daode Jing/ Tao Te Ching

James Legge’s translation of Lao Zi’s (Lao-Tzu’s) Daoist Classic.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts; Arts & Humanities–Religion & Theology–Faiths & Denominations–Other Faiths–Other Faiths Religious & Sacred Texts

HorrorMasters

HorrorMasters

A collections of horror short stories with a variety of themes. Thousands to browse and view.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction

Confucian Analects : the Lun Yu

Confucian Analects : the Lun Yu

This site contains the Lun Yu (499 sayings of Confucius) in more than twenty languages, as well as a varying amount of other Confucius related contents for each language.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts; Arts & Humanities–Religion & Theology–Faiths & Denominations–Other Faiths–Other Faiths Religious & Sacred Texts; Reference–Quotations; Arts & Humanities–Philosophy–Eastern–Chinese

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

The Internet’s oldest — and one of the largest — provider of free electronic books,” where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone or other device.” (Usable on Macintosh computers too.) Find classic works or relatively unknown texts in many, many different languages.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts

Fiction & Poetry – The Atlantic

Fiction & Poetry – The Atlantic

Contains contemporary and classic poetry and fiction, as well as audio and video files of poets reading their work, and interviews from the print version of the magazine.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; Reading And Writing–Poetry; Reading And Writing–Authors

Nicestories.Com

Nicestories.Com

Features original short stories submitted by non-professional authors on a variety of subjects, including mysteries, science fiction & fantasy, romance, and humor.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction

The English Server Drama Collection

The English Server Drama Collection

A collection of both long and short English drama plays and criticism (complete scripts) that includes authors like: Shakespeare (complete works,) Shaw, Johnson, Gay, Moliere, Biggs and Sophocles. Organized by date from classical through contemporary. Also has links to other theater sites.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Drama & Performance (Theater & Stagecraft); Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–English Literature; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Drama/Plays

Representative Poetry Online

Representative Poetry Online

“The second version of Representative Poetry On-line includes over 2,000 English poems by 310 poets from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century.” Poems are indexed and can be browsed by poet name, date, title, or first line. They can also be searched by keyword. Also contains works on poetry criticism.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry

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