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  •'s directory of topics ranging from American and British Literature to War Literature, World Literature, and Writing a Literature Paper.
  • An extensive list of author links, arranged chronologically. Also included are links to General Literature resources. Site maintained since 1996.
  • Contains links to a variety of web resources arranged by categories such as Indian Captivity Narratives, Gothic Literature/Supernatural and Fantastic Fiction, Naturalism, Postmodernism and others.
  • Provides links in the following categories: American Authors, Timeline, Literary Movements, and American Literature Sites.
  • Bibliographies of American authors, works, and literary movements.
  • Features archived recordings of notable poets reading their own work, a showcase of visual poetry, advice from the "Poetry Surgeon", and other poetry-related resources from the British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Online version of the 18-volume encyclopedia.
  • Extensive Directory of links from the London School of Journalism site.
  • The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
  • Critical reviews of literary works from the Internet Public Library
  • "LiteraryHistory is an index to full-text internet published articles covering more than 250 major American and British writers. Our links take you directly to thousands of thought-provoking articles by scholars, critics and poets, all screened by a literary scholar."
  • Links to chronologies, outlines, and other resources. From San Antonio College.
  • Extensive portal to literature links in English.