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Associations & Societies

Federation of BC Writers - programs, services and resources for writers in British Columbia.

League of Canadian Poets - enhances the status of Canadian poets through newsletters, event listings, poetry conference information and press releases.

Modern Language Association (MLA) - find out what goes on behind the organization responsible for MLA style documentation. Information about conferences, publications and professional resources.

Scholarly Societies: Literature (from Waterloo) - a site that serves to facilitate access to scholarly societies worldwide. Links are listed alphabetically by association title.


Academic Search Complete - over 700 journals in the field of literature, many with full text access.

Art Full Text- International selection of peer-selected publications in all aspects of art.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) - 163 journals in languages and literatures

Humanities Full Text - interviews, biographies, original works of fiction, as well as reviews of ballets, operas, musicals, plays, etc.

International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) Full Text - Scholarly and popular music journals.

JSTOR - 155 journal titles with full text access in the language and literature discipline.

Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature - subject coverage includes literature. Dates back to 1983.

ScienceDirect Journals - don't let the title of this database fool you, as there is plenty of full-text content in the humanities discipline.


ipl2: Literature - sub-categories include authors, time period, criticism, online texts and more.

Northwest Passages: Canadian Literature Online - extensive list of links to Canadian authors, publishers, awards, periodicals, associations and cultural sites

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

A Dictionary of Slang - as used in the United Kingdom. - "preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse" (Home). Pull-down menu in search box allows users to pick their reference source. Reference sources include Roget's International Thesaurus, Brewer's Phrase and Fable, Bartlett's Quotations, Gray's Anatomy and more.

Merriam Webster Online - dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English and medical reference. New features include audio pronounciations of medical terms.

Oxford English Dictionary Online - find out the meaning, history and pronounciation of each word in the English language.

Oxford Reference Online: Literature - 18 e-books in literature-related topics, including The Oxford Companion to English Literature, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare and A Dictionary of Writers and their Works.

Rhyme Zone - find a word's rhyme, definition, synonym and more.

Government Information

Library and Archives Canada: Literature - browse recipes from 19th Century Canadian cookbooks, explore the history of the book in Canada and tour a virtual exhibition.



Web Resources

Literary Resources on the Net - compiled by an associate professor of English at Rutger's University. Links organised by time period and genre.

NetSerf: Medieval Literature - links to collections, associations, journals and works of medieval literature.

Poetry Archive - recordings of poets reading their work.

Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net - international refereed e-journal devoted to ninenteenth century British literature.




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