Reference Guides and Sources
- Google: The best all round search engine on the web
- TheEnglishCollection.com, a search engine designed instantly to locate audio and video files on the web relevant to English and American history and literature.
- Search the MLA Biblography: Books and Articles in Literary Studies up to last year
- Search the Wilson Web Indexes for articles, books, and book reviews
- Search the Oxford English Dictionary: Most authoritative historical dictionary of English
- Search Britannica Online or for subscription users: Britannica Online
- Dartmouth College Library Catalog
- A List of 17th-Century Printings of Milton's Poetry and Prose in Rauner Special Collections at Dartmouth
- Bibliography of Recent Criticism: A moderately selective list spanning 1987-2004
- Early English Books Online. Early English Books Online (EEBO) will contain over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
- Norton Topics Online: The Early 17th Century
- Voice of the Shuttle Resources: Very good guide to Web resources for the study of Renaissance and 17th-century Literature
- The Labyrinth: Classical Greek, Latin and Medieval Latin texts
- English Monarchs: An official government site that includes biographies and speeches of monarchs, including some by Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I
- Renascence Editions: Growing list of Renaissance authors in HTML
- Web Gallery of Art. The best online resource for paintings and sculpture.
- The Chicago Manual of Style Online, Fifteenth Edition
- Citing On-line Sources—ßStyle Guide
Classical Literature (Greek and Latin)
Bible and Reformation Commentary
- Bible and Early Fathers: Bible, Calvin and Geneva Commentaries, Reformation and Modern Evangelical Commentators. This anonymously edited Bible website appears to be related to Calvin College, a Christian institution.
- The Bible Gateway Search Engine: Search by KJV, Vulgate, and select portions. This site has an explicitly conservative evangelical Christian mission; it excludes versions of the Bible that have extensive textual notes. It is useful for searching the KJV, but not for understanding textual variants important to Bible scholarship today.
- The Bible Gateway: KJV. This site has an explicitly conservative evangelical Christian mission; it excludes versions of the Bible that have extensive textual notes. It is useful for searching the KJV, but not for understanding textual variants important to Bible scholarship today.
- The Geneva English Bible of 1599. This translation and its annotations were preferred by early modern English Puritans.
- NETBible: New English Translation and Bible Study Center. Although NETBible.org has an explicitly evangelical mission, this is the only online Bible that pays attention to textual scholarship and notes variant readings important to Bible scholars. This is not Milton's Bible, but it reveals important information about the Bible obscured by most other Bible websites.
- Early Christian Writings: Apocrypha, Gnostics.There is much more to early Christian writings than what survives as the canonized New Testament.
- Web Resources for Biblical Studies. A resource for serious, scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world.
- The Blue Letter Bible. A Web Bible with links to Strong's Concordance and Hebrew and Greek lexicons. This site has an explicit evangelical mission.
Religion and Theology
Other Useful Texts and Sites
- Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso
- Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered
- Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella
- Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesie
- Philip Sidney's Old Arcadia (1581) or New Arcadia (1590)
- Renascence Editions. A very good selection of Renaissance texts on the web, including Marlowe, Rachel Speght, Francis Bacon, Esther Sowernam, Sidney, Spenser, Mary Sidney, Roger Ascham, Thomas Campion, and many others, growing all the time.
- Shakespeare. Internet Shakespeare Editions
- Dante's Divine Commedy
- Francesco Petrarch and Laura de Noves, a site by Peter Sadlon
- Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales
- Giovanni Bocaccio's Decameron
- Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur
- Complete Works of Marlowe
- Seventeenth-century Women Writers from A Celebration of Women Writers
- Search the Women Writers Project Database
- The William Blake Archive
- U Virginia's Electronic Text Center
- The British Library's Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians
- Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet
- Milton Quarterly