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Literature and Language Arts

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Artemis Literary Sources

The database provides biographical and bibliographical information on American, English and world authors and their works and includes literary criticism, plot summaries, and the ability to search by literary theme, literary movement and time period. Artemis contains the Literature Resource Center and literature titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library and retrieves information from all these resources in your search!

Books & Authors

Books & Authors provides readers with a tool to search for just the right book to read, with Expert Picks, Award Winners, and much more.

NoveList Plus

Are you looking for a good book or read-alike titles for a favorite author? NoveList provides thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus book discussion guides and Recommended Reads book lists.

Recommended Websites

Chicago Style Quick Citation Guide

The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides a quick guide to creating bibliographies for the humanities including those in literature, history, and the arts.

Citation Machine

A quick online resource that automatically creates accurate citations for everything from books to articles to web pages.

Elements of Style

Maintained by, William Strunk, Jr.’s book on style is here in full text and searchable.

Encyclopedia Mythica

An online encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.

SparkNotes: Today’s Most Popular Study Guides

This site contains study guides for literature, history, science, psychology and more.

Towson University Online Writing Support

This site includes a comprehensive guide to grammar and punctuation, with clear explanations and examples of parts of speech, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure.