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English: British Literature
British Literature

British Literature



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eLibrary Canada Type keywords related to your topic in the search box at eLibrary Canada.

EBSCO host Type keywords related to your topic in the search box in EBSCO MasterFILE.

Gale Literary Index Search for literary criticism through the Gale Literary Index. Use this index to find articles & essays on your topic. The books can be found and used only in the library. The following titles are available:Twentieth Century Literary Index (TCLC), Poetry Criticism (PC), Short Story Criticism (SSC) and Shakespearean Criticism (SC).


Shmoop Study Guides
Summaries and analysis of a wide range of novels and poetry.

Summaries and analysis of a wide range of novels and plays.

Biographies of over 700 authors with links to other relevant sites.

Project Gutenberg
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Read Print Online
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Complete poems and some biographical information on a variety of poets.

Poetry Foundation
Search for poems or poets in this site. You can also search for poems on different subjects; for example, love, coming of age, death, relationships, and more.

SparkNotes Study Guides
Analysis and summaries for various novels.
Find criticism and complete novels and poetry.

GradeSaver: Study Guides
Type in the title of the work you are looking for in the top right-hand search box and find various links for the author or specific work.

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature
Find information on different material starting from 1350 (Medieval times) until the late 1700s (Restoration period).

Victorian Web
Find summaries and analysis on a variety of texts, including Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and more.

My Hideous Progeny: Frankenstein
Plot summary, character descriptions and the full-text of Frankenstein.

Jane Austen's Writings
Links and more links on all things Jane Austen!