Victorian Web- This site focuses on the
history, culture, and literature of the Victorian era. The
presentation is clean, direct, and indexed. Information is
easily accessed and incredibly detailed.
||Women Writers- As
a timeline of writers who were female, this site is
peerless. The historical information is detailed and
precise, while remaining vastly inclusive; the site provides
a comprehensive history of women writers. The text moves
beyond simple chronological presentation, and allows users
to read full works.
Eighteenth-Cent. Literature- The information
presented here is highly biographical, providing users with
an understanding of both the authors and the era following
the restoration of the English crown. While access to online
works by representative authors is available, the detail and
clarity of the biographical portions of the site draw
||Middle English Dictionary-
This resource allows users to search the database for
definitions of Middle English vocabulary that has fallen out
of use. The additional search formats are helpful: one
allows searches by phrase, while another narrows the search
to quotations from specific texts.
||Guide to Rhetorical Devices-
This handbook features extensive material, clear language,
and a user-friendly interface. The explanations of
rhetorical devices make liberal use of examples, aiding in
the understanding of the terminology.
||Writing About Literature-
This site, run by Purdue University, is immensely helpful
for scholarly essay composition. High-school students and
college students alike can utilize this source. Information
is conveyed in clear, user-friendly terms that aid
||MLA Formatting Guide-
MLA formatting is essential to the student of literature.
The importance of essay formatting is often underestimated;
this MLA guide can ensure clarity in formatting and accuracy
to the standard, which will aid any English student in the
development of a sound research paper.
is a Scholarly Source?- Perhaps one of the
most confusing aspects of research projects for students is
the identification of credible sources. This site breaks
down the criteria for a "scholarly" source in terms that any
student can comprehend, and the format of the discussion is
||Proper Comma Usage-
The comma has posed more grammatical issues for writers than
any other punctuation mark. This site tackles the issue of
proper comma usage with liberal inclusion of examples,
explanatory passages, and exceptional rules.