Resources to aid in finding OER and free resources for English Literature courses.
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017
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- Digital American Literature Anthology (DALA)
Online textbook, available in several formats; survey of American literature through the early twentieth century.
- Free Speculative Fiction Online
Science Fiction and Fantasy. Novels and short stories. Awards listings. Search by author or title.
- Goodreads listing of popular books in the public domain
- Internet Archive : Digital Library
Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
- Invitation to World Literature
From Annenberg Learning. Includes teaching materials for 13 texts
- Online Literature Library
Arranged by author. Classic works of English literature.
- Project Gutenberg
Free eBooks, available to download in a variety of formats (html, EPUB, Kindle)
- Public Literature.org
Classic books to download or read online. Search by title or author.
- The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature
Produced by Robin DeRosa and students.
An OER Anthology of Earlier American Literature, to 1899.
- Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature 1865 to Present.
Includes short stories by authors illustrating the different literary movements.
Resources to aid in finding OER and free resources for English Literature courses. Additional sources listed in the OER LibGuide / Find OER
- OER Commons
Search by subject (Literature or Language Arts) grade level, media format and material type
- Merlot II
Use Advanced Search to search by discipline: Humanities / English / Literature. Peer reviewed learning materials and exercises.
See textbook listings / by subject. Open textbooks on Literature and English Composition includes teaching materials quizzes, PowerPoints. Displays the Creative commons license for these college textbooks online.
Literaryhistory.com Poetry, Fiction, Drama, Women writers, American writers, Shakespeare
Academy of American Poets, contemporary poetry
- Internet Public Library - Literary Criticism
Arranged by by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
- 91 Ways to Respond to Literature
Highlighted resources: Under the heading Literature, Book Reviews, Criticisms you will find the following databases:
Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Literary Reference Center
Literature Resource Center