Writing about Literature (OWL Purdue Guide)
Guide to writing literature and poetry. Also contains resources on literary terms, literary theory and schools of criticism including book reviews
Online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. Listen free of charge to the voices of contemporary poets English-language poets and of poets from the past
Jack Lynch's Literary Resources Guide
"The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world." In addition to maintaining the physical collection, the Schomburg Center also has extensive digital collections and online texts.
This site includes digitized images of Freedom's Journal, the first newspaper to be owned and operated by African-Americans. Freedom's Journal was published weekly in New York City, from March 1827 through March 1829. All 103 issues have been digitized.
"In 1899, Librarian of Congress Herbert Putnam asked Library of Congress staff member Daniel A. P. Murray 'to secure a copy of every book and pamphlet in existence, by a Negro Author, to be used in connection with the Exhibit of Negro Authorship at the Paris Exposition of 1900, and later placed in the Library of Congress.'" Now part of the Library of Congress's American Memory project, the Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection spans from the early 19th through the early 20th centuries.
This online selection of 1,305 sheet music pieces from Brown University's John Hay Library, dates from 1850-1920. The collection includes songs from the antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement. Some items relate to the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, others relate to African-American soldiers during the Civil War, and to the newly emancipated slaves. Post-Civil War music relates to Reconstruction, urbanization, and the northern migration of African Americans.
The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature is located in the Chicago Public Library system's Carter G. Woodson Regional Library. Vivian Harsh, the Chicago Public Library's first African American librarian, began building the collection in 1932 when she became head of the George Cleveland Hall branch. The collection includes books, periodicals, microfilm, and manuscripts; its focus is primarily on African American literature and history in Illinois.
The "Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research" was created by Alan Liu of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The project began in 1994 as an introduction to the Web for humanists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Users will find an extensive list of links to Web resources in African-American Literature.
Journal of Literature and Art run by students. Committed to widening readership beyond established audience
List of journals and other literary information
Independent biannual literary magazine that features fiction, poetry, essays, photography, interviews and reviews
Eastern Illinois University literary journal literary works
University of Illinois literary journal
Published by an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry to celebrate the best poetry and to present to the largest possible audience
Independent poetry publisher and journal affiliated with DePaul University
Features fiction, poetry, literary essays and graphic art
Publishes scholarly texts , poetry, fiction and non-fiction
Collection of 19th century American fiction as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875.