- MIT Libraries Research Guide for Literary Study
Reference materials, scholarly databases, OED, wonderful things
- MIT Writing and Communications Center
For writing help and a rich supply of resources (click "Resources").
- Guidelines on MLA Citation Form From the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab). Follow links to information on citing sources and using correct form for Works Cited lists.
- MLA Citations
Linked from the MIT Writing and Communication Center.
- Argument and Thesis
Ways to test your thesis statement from Purdue OWL.
- What Wikipedia Can Tell Us About the New Media Literacies
An article by Henry Jenkins (CMS) at his blog, "Confessions of an Aca-Fan." Note that this is Part One; you can also go to Part Two. A good way to think about what Wikipedia is for.
- Searchable Bible
Use the King James Version.
- Mayfield Manual Usage Glossary
Getting it right.
- MIT Libraries Style Manuals and Guides
Resources for writers
- H.W. Fowler, The King's English
An unimpeachable authority from 1908.
- University of Chicago Writing Program
Grammar resources from around the web.
- After Deadline
The New York Times blog on writing issues.
- Schomburg Library/Images of African Americans
- American Visionaries/Frederick Douglass
- Africans in America (PBS)
- 'I Was Born': Slave Narratives, Their Status as Autobiography and as Literature," by James Olney
- Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
Excellent site, with many images—browse many themes in Stowe's novel and culture.
- American Authors/Stowe
- The Classroom Electric
Material on Whitman, Dickinson, and their era. Contains the Whitman Archive and the Dickinson Electronic Archive.
- Walt Whitman Archive
- Walt Whitman, American Authors Site