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    Literature Criticism Online is the most extensive compilation of literary criticism available.  It is comprised of the complete contents of 10 individual, award-winning Gale series that represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.  Included are centuries of the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals: tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips.  The following series are included in this database: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children's Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author.

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    Websites

    SparkNotes: Today's Most Popular Study Guides
    This site provides free online study guides for literature, including Shakespeare, poetry, and drama, as well as other subjects
    A Literary Index: Making sense of literature on the Internet
    A comprehensive list of links to literature resources on the Internet.
    African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
    Presented by the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, this site provides a selection of fiction, poetry, biographies, and essays.
    Literary History
    Literaryhistory.com provides indexes to free scholarly articles and criticism on the Internet for both American and British Literature from 16th to 20th century
    The Modern Word
    This site explores "twentieth century writers who have pushed the envelope of traditional narrative and structure" including James Joyce, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, and Franz Kafka. Also included here are reviews and recommended resources.
    Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards: Karen R. Long Reviews
    Book reviews recognizing the important contributions to our understanding of racism and appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures.