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English and Literature Internet Resources

Yvonne Mulhern

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Yvonne Mulhern
Reference Department - Office 110B
phone: 254-968-9934

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

English Subcategories:




OWL (Online Writing Lab) Purdue University - Updated versions of MLA and APA citation styles. 

Dictionaries, Thesauri and Quotations

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Roget's Thesaurus


Strunk's Elements of Style - Grammar problems? Try this resource from Project Bartleby.


Resources for Writers - Links to online handouts created for the writing lab at Purdue University.




American Literary Classics: A Chapter a Day Library

American Verse Project.


16th Century Renaissance English Literature (1485-1603).

Anthology of Middle English Literature: (1350-1485)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

English Literature: Early 17th Century (1603-1660)

Oxford Book of English Verse

Victorian Women Writer's Project


Centre for Research in Early English Drama | Records of Early English Drama (REED) - Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern drama.

Five 16th Century Latin Plays in English Translation - These translations are not just literal versions but are readable prose, close to the Latin, in the tradition of the Loeb translations of the Classics.


Internet Poetry Archive -Poems and readings from diverse poets.

Oxford Book of English Verse - Electronic version of the print book of the same name, published in 1919. It covers British verse from 1250 to 1900.

Poetry Foundation - Created by the pubishers of the Poetry magazine. Resources include searchable databases of poem and poets and a mobile app.

Sonnet Central - Mostly devoted to English sonnets divided into the following time periods: Early, Elizabethan, 1615-1780, Romantic Era, Victorian, World War I, Early 20th Century. It also includes links to Sonnets from Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Nineteenth Century Americans and Early Twentieth Century Americans.

Short Story

Twenty Great American Short Stories 


19th-Century German Stories

Celebration of Women Writers - Browse women writers by century or country.

Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature - Internet sources for literary texts in the western European languages other than English.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Literary Texts -Many religious sources Includes Beowulf, The Song of Roland and many more.

Labyrinth Library - Texts in Latin, Old English, Middle English, French, Italian, and Spanish and Iberian. Works in English include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Canterbury Tales, Orpheus and Eurydice and more.

Modern English Collection - Works by American and British authors.

Perseus Project's Texts & Translations - Perseus has received many awards for its outstanding coverage of Greek, and more recently Roman, literature, history, art, and archaeology. This link points specifically to the Texts & Translations page, which has links to many of the primary texts archived at Perseus, such as Euclid's Elements, and Homer's Iliad.

Project Gutenberg - One of the most comprehensive collections of electronic texts. Many classic and contemporary works of literature.

Last updated 07/2016