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Online Reference Sources

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This site contains one or more folktales from each state. The target audiences are storytellers, teachers, folklore fans and students. The site is updated regularly. The folktales were rewritten by S. E. Schlosser.

This site provides free access to a dictionary, a thesaurus, a dictionary of first names and a quotations resource.

Includes over 11,000 searchable quotations.

Offers an archive of annual bestseller lists from Publisher's Weekly.

Allows you to search multiple editions of the Bible or look up specific passages.

Provides the complete text of Thomas Bulfinch's "The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology" (1913). The text is searchable by key term or browsable by chapter/topic.

The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 100,000 words and their transcriptions.

Offers the full text of all of Shakespeare's plays and poetry as well as links to other resources online.

Provides a list of terms pertaining to eighteenth-century sensibility. Each term links to an introduction and relevant excerpts from the literature using the term. Also provides bibliographies of primary works and secondary critical sources.

A growing list of over 1300 English Department Homepages.

Lists more than 100 international adult and children's literature prizes.

Contains more than 160,000 word entries plus a thesaurus and spelling help.

Provides historical and current information about Nobel Prizes, Nobel laureates, and the Nobel Foundation.

Includes this valuable guide to using MLA style to cite and document Internet resources.

Oxford English Dictionary
Can be searched for both current and historical definitions of a word, as well as provide quotations and the ability to search for the occurrence of a word in any definition. Updated periodically.

Oxford Reference Online
Contains entries from over 100 major discipline-related dictionaries and other publications from Oxford University Press. Coverage includes the sciences, foreign languages, art and architecture, politics, business, literature and more.

Contains a list of prize winners back to 1917, and offers searching capabilities by year, category, publication, author, and description of a work. Also includes an entry form and application guidelines for the Prize.

Offers over 20,000 quotations from over 2,400 authors. Arranged by author and topic.

Mawson’s modernization of Roget’s classic structure with over 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references and 2,900 quotations.

Offers free access to thousands of poems by hundreds of poets.

A searchable, full-text collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875. There are currently 1932 texts included (1731 unedited, 201 fully edited and encoded) by 945 authors.