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Librarians curated a collection of web resources that they find useful in answering questions.
In addition to bibliographic and price information about books, this site includes selected reviews from published sources and Amazon customers. For reviews of books published in the United Kingdom, see Amazon.co.uk.
Full text of selected articles from the current issue, plus a full-text archive of reviews and articles that have appeared in this influential journal since November 1996. Provides an index of contents from 1993 to date. Site has an excellent search engine.
The database contains the full text of more than 50,000 book reviews that have appeared in the New York Times since 1980. The site also gives the full text of the daily book review and selected reviews from the most recent issue of the paper's Sunday Book Review. Other features include author interviews, first chapters of new books, audio of literary readings, bestseller lists, and book forums. Service is free, but first-time visitors must register.
Includes electronic texts of classic works and also stories and reviews written by children and young adults. Provides lists of recommended books, information on authors, book reviews, advice on writing for children, discussion groups, and well-chosen links to other Web sites.
Topics of interest to bibliophiles: auctions, appraisals, how-to advice, preservation, rare and out-of-print book dealers, mailing lists, and organizations. Includes links to book search sites such as AddAll.com, BookFinder, Advanced Book Exchange,and Alibris.
Electronic Texts: Selected Sites
The sites listed below are but a small sample of the e-text resources on the World Wide Web. They have been selected because of the quality of their content and their value to students of English and other literatures.
A Tufts University site devoted to classical studies: e-texts of Greek and Roman writers, language aids, images, an online newsletter, and other resources on the art, architecture, and archeology of the ancient world.
This list of resources from the writing center at Purdue includes links to organizations and journals of interest to language teachers and language policy developers, as well as a selection of online teaching and reference materials.
This website provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools and resources for students, teachers, learners and academics. Topics include ESL forums, articles, teacher handouts and printables, and links and information on English. Topics cover ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.
The MLA Language Map and its Data Center provide information about more than 47,000,000 people in the United States who speak languages other than English at home. It uses census data, including the American Community Survey to provide up to date information.
The World Oral Literature Project at the University of Cambridge gathers literature such as ritual texts, curative chants, epic poems, musical genres, folk tales, creation tales, songs, myths, spells, legends, historical narratives and more. Online collections currently include materials from Paiwan, Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. The Endangered Language Database includes UNESCO's Atlas of World Languages in Danger, Ethnologue (an encyclopedia of the world's languages) and research on the extinction of languages.
Founded by author William Kennedy, the New York State Writers Institute sponsors readings, performances, workshops, and conferences that bring outstanding poets, novelists, dramatists, and nonfiction writers from around the world to the Capital District. The Writers Institute also selects the State Author and the State Poet. Check the Institute's Web site for calendar, programs, and publications. Also on the web site are links to Writers Online magazine and Fence magazine.
The principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. While the majority of its members are university and college Classics teachers, members also include scholars in other disciplines, primary and secondary school teachers, and interested lay people. For over a century this community has relied on the Association to produce several series of scholarly books and texts; the journal, Transactions of the American Philological Association.
Web site includes a catalog of MLA publications, job listings, tips on citing Web publications, MLA reports, a list of MLA committees and commissions, and information on the 2000 annual convention, including calls for papers and proposed sessions.
The full text of the PEN American Center's succinct and informative guide for literary translators. Discusses the rights and responsibilities of translators, copyright issues, relations with publishers, and contracts.