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This archive contains a myriad of antislavery materials from works of fiction to slave narratives. Developed by scholars at Arizona State University, the material offers a comprehensive source for researchers.
Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University
Resources on the life and works of the Congregationalist preacher Jonathan Edwards.
Covers "Beat" writers like Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Ferlinghetti. Contains biographical information as well as links to literary criticism.
Literature @ SunSITE
Collection of resources on primarily American authors. Developed by the University of California, Berkeley.
Mark Twain in His Times
Archival source of all things Mark Twain, containing author information and literary criticism of his works, including stage performances.
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature
Developed by Paul P. Reuben of California State University, Stanislaus, this site breaks down American Literature by time period, providing information on authors and their works.
Walt Whitman Archive
This outstanding site gives researchers access to the vast repository of work created by Walt Whitman. Housed at the University of Nebraska's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, the site is edited by Whitman scholars Ed Folsom and Kenneth M Price.
Have you seen the cartoon showing a dog sitting at a computer monitor?
The message: anyone can post anything they want on the Web!
This is a weaknesses and a strength. It is a strength because the Internet allows everyone to have a voice and it supports the democratic principle of free speech. At the same time, this is a weakness because it means people without qualifications, without knowledge can post information on the Internet. The burden for website evaluation rests with you, the user.
Explore these websites for more information on evaluating websites:
Evaluating Web Pages
Good, the Bad & the Ugly
ICYouSee: T is for Thinking
British & World Literature
Locate scholarly sources using Google Scholar. Note: not all items will be full-text. Contact Osterlin Library for help obtaining materials.