Language Arts and Literature Links

World Literature Poetry
Battle of the Books American Literature Letters about Literature

AK Center for the Book

Book Lists English 4 Writing

General Literature Links

Bartleby: A collection of reference books and literature online.

GoogleBooks: Google has contracted with many publishers, universities and authors to publish titles online. Many out-of-print and rare titles. NOTE: Many are free, but some cost to view.

Internet Public Library: 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.

Librarians’ Internet Index: A list of links to websites that deal with literature including nonfiction by genre.

New York Times Review of Books: Search book reviews since 1981.

AP Language & AP Literature Links

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AP Lang/ Vietnam Era

Samples of Editorials

Excerpt from Walter Cronkite’s Editorial on the Vietnam War   

Pulitzer Prize Winners for Editorial Writing by Year


Use Gale EBooks for excellent sources from online reference books.

Gale in Context/ High School contains a variety of sources from academic journals, primary sources, newspapers, and magazines. This resource focuses on high school research.

Points of View Reference Center gives both sides of many issues. Note: The New Republic leans conservative. The Nation leans progressive. Read articles from both publications to get a balance of perspectives.

Academic Search Premier contains a variety of sources and focuses on research for students from high school through college.

Jane Austen and the Regency Period

Jane Links to an overview of the Regency Period, a glossary, rank and class and royal genealogy.

PBS Masterpiece Resources: Excellent links from Masterpiece Theater & PBS.

Lib Guides on Jane Austen and the Regency Period from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

The Regency Lady: WARNING: She has lots of links, most are legitimate, but you should evaluate the ones you use for accuracy!

World Literature

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Long Way Gone Genocide Research

Student Resources in Context: Search specific genocides or search genocide to get a good overview. Other words to use: ethnic cleansing, mass murder, human extermination,  
Center for Justice and Accountability:
The Center for Justice and Accountability is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other severe human rights abuses around the world through litigation, policy advocacy and outreach in pursuit of truth, justice and redress for victims and survivors. Use the Countries link to find more about Bosnia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, Somalia, Timore-Leste.
Peace Pledge Union: Information on several major genocides covering before, during, after, witnesses and issues in Namibia, Armenia, Ukraine, Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Bosnia and the Holocaust.
Holocaust Museum Houston:  Click on Resources/ Genocide Resources for information on Argentina, Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Darfur, Guatemala and Rwanda.
Combat Genocide Organization: A timeline of genocides. Use the links on the right for more detailed information.
United to End Genocide:  Overviews and descriptions for Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur and Bosnia.
Genocide Education Project: Short overviews of several genocides.
BBC: The British Broadcasting Company has some really good information. Search for a specific topic, then click news. The History Channel. Use the search feature and scroll down the results until you see the items.
Ethiopia Genocide sources:

American Literature

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General American Literature Resources

Hypertexts: UVA’s American Studies page with many links.

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum: All things Twain, including biographical information, lesson plans and information on his writing.

U.S. Constitution

US Constitution Amendments: Mr March created this list for his classes.

Kate Chopin

Kate Biography, a graphic novel version of Story of an Hour, a discussion of themes, links to stories, FAQs, lots of good information.

Kate Chopin: The Vogue Stories: Links to a biography, the introduction to her stories in Vogue and selected works.

Also use EBSCO Literary Reference Center (see red bookmark for login info).

 Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trial Archives and Documents:  Best place for primary documents! Documentary archives and transcription project has many primary documents, maps, letters, transcripts and more.

The Real Witchcraft Papers Opened June 12, 1998, Phillips Library (Ongong)

Discovery Chanel on the Witch Trials: The world behind the hysteria. Great links.

Salem Memorial: Chronology of the Trials with a link to memorial photos of the graves of some of the accused witches.

Salem History: The Legendary Witch Trials of 1692

Famous American Trials: Salem Witch Trials: Very comprehensive site with chronology, biographies, great images, maps, arrest warrants, petitions, games and other primary documents.

The Salem Witch Museum: Links to Salem 1692 Sites and Witch Trials. Slow to load, but worth it.

Salem Interactive map: Very well-done interactive timeline and map with information on the accused and the accusers.

National Geographic Salem Witch Trial site contains a brief overview of the trials and a good bibliography.

Eyewitness to History: Overview of the trials with a detailed description of the trial of Martha Corey.

Claviceps purpurea, cause of ergotism: What does fungus have to do with the Salem Witch Trials?

The Crucible: Fact or Fiction: A note on the historical accuracy of Miller’s The Crucible.

English 4

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Fahrenheit 451

Banned and Challenged Books Resources
Top 10 Most Challenged Books by Year
Top 100 Most Challenged Books by Decade: 2000- 2009 and 1990 – 1999
Top Reasons Books Are Banned
Banned Books by the Numbers
ALA Banned Books Resources: includes infographics, lists and more
More Banned Books Week Resources
Banned Books Lists by Years/Decades ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. We compile lists of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools.
Books that Shaped America from the Library of Congress explores books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” Many of the books from that exhibit have been banned/challenged.
Map of Books Banned in US This map is drawn from cases documented by ALA and the Kids’ Right to Read Project.

Cell Phone/ Technology / Device Addiction

NYT article on cell phone addiction
Forbes Article on cell phone addiction
Search SRIC for Teens and Technology OR Digital Addiction

Never Again Movement

Never Again Movement

School Safety / School Violence

CDC information on School Violence
Search SRIC for school violence
Search Point of View Reference Center for School Violence or School Shooting


Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet: A great overview of Shakespeare.


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Academy of American Poets Poets, poems, listening, events, articles, links.
The Poetry Foundation Publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in American culture.
Bartleby gives you links to many poets and poems.
Favorite Poem Project During the one-year open call for submissions, 18,000 Americans wrote to the project volunteering to share their favorite poems — Americans from ages 5 to 97, from every state, representing a range of occupations, kinds of education, and backgrounds. From those thousands of letters and emails, we’ve culled several enduring collections
Poetry 180 This is a poem-a-day site for high school students, originally created by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins. The poetry Collins writes and the poems in this collection are quite readable and easy to understand. Dimond Library has copies of the books of the same name.
Copper Canyon Press  publishes extraordinary poetry from around the world to engage the imaginations and intellects of readers.
Famous Poems and Poets List of famous poets with links to poems & biographies.
Poetry Archive The Poetry Archive is a not-for-profit organisation that makes and acquires recordings of poets from around the English-speaking world and makes substantial excerpts from them freely available online.
Library of Congress Poetry Site includes lists and biographies of poets laureate.
Poetry Outloud This is the site for the national recitation contest. It has information about the contest, links to poems and audio of various people reciting poems.
Poetry Daily A poem every day, with a one-year archive.
Simpson’s version of “The Raven”

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