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Here is online information about book awards, bestsellers, language, literacy, literary criticism, literature, philosophy, poetry, current news and general reference. This collection of online resources provides helpful links to humanities-related websites.
Booklists and Bestsellers
LIFT: Literacy Instruction for Texas: "The mission of Literacy
Instruction for Texas is to enhance lives and strengthen communities by
raising the adult literacy rate in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex."
Offers information about basic literacy instruction.
- Public Broadcasting System Literacy:
"Helps adults build the basic skills for lifelong learning."
Texas Center for the
Book: Dallas Public Library celebrates books, reading, and libraries
Texas Reading Initiative:
Offers information on the Texas Reading Initiative curriculum,
assessment, and rules.
- Verizon Literacy Network: Offers
information about the Center for Early Literacy Information, America's
Literacy Directory, the Verizon Literacy Campus, as well as literacy
news, events, and more.
For information about finding
Literary Criticism sources within the library and online, please
also visit the Humanities division pathfinder: How
to Find Literary Criticism.
- African American Literature Book
Club: Offers author profiles, book reviews, literary events and
more, related to African American literature.
- Luminarium: Provides
information about Medieval/Middle English literature (1350-1485), 16th
Century Renaissance English literature (1485-1603), and Early 17th
Century English literature (1603-1660).
- Authors by Region: Browse
websites about authors, categorized by region.
Philosophy & Religion
- Adherents.com: A growing
collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography
citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and
congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches,
denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures,
movements, ultimate concerns, etc.
- Bible Gateway: A free
service for reading and researching scripture online, in all languages
and translations. The website provides advanced searching capabilities
based on keywords or scripture references.
- Catholic.net: Provides access
to leading Catholic magazines and newspapers, papal encyclicals, Church
documents, devotional services, and weekly updates.
- Christianity Today:
Numerous resources and articles are listed to help individuals and
church leaders with the Christian community.
- EpistemeLinks: Includes
over 18,500 categorized links to philosophy resources on the Internet.
Search by philosopher, time period, or topic.
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
Online encyclopedia of philosophy, indexed alphabetically.
- Librarians' Index to
the Internet: Religion and Philosophy Topics: Hundreds of links to
various religious groups plus many philosophical and religious topics.
- Philosophy Pages:
"Offers helpful information for students of the Western philosophical
tradition." Includes dictionary of philosophical terms and names, a
survey of the history of Western philosophy, a timeline for intellectual
figures, and philosophical discussions, links, and study guide.
- Philosophy Research Base:
Categorized by history, subject, and author. Includes text and online
- Virtual Religion Index:
"The virtual religion index is a tool for students with little time. It
analyzes and highlights important content of religion-related websites
to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to
major directories and documents within."
- American Verse Project:
"an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920."
Offers basic searches, proximity searches, Boolean searches, word index,
and bibliographic searches.
Poetry Month: Offers poetry & quotations, collections, poetry
awards, and more.
- Poetry and Literature Center of
the Library of Congress: Offers poetry news, events, webcasts,
fellowships, archives, and more.
- Poetry Magazine:
Includes submissions, contests, current poets, spoken poetry, and
- Poetry 180: A poem a
day for American high schools.
- Poets & Writers, Inc.: Poets &
Writers Magazine offers essays, interviews with writers, articles
with practical applications for writers, and information about literary
grants, awards, deadlines, and prizewinners.
- Poets Laureate of
the United States: Poet Laureate Timeline
- Bartleby.com: Provides access
to online dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, thesauri, quotations,
- Bartlett’s Quotations: "A
collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in
ancient and modern literature."
Citation Style Guides: Citation style guides for MLA, Chicago, APA,
- FedStats: "The gateway to
statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies."
- Internet Public Library: Maintains
collection of links to informative websites, categorized by subject.
Public Library Reference: IPL's collection of links to reference
- Librarians' Internet Index:
Maintains collection of links to informative websites, categorized by
- Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
Provides online dictionary, word of the day, word puzzles, and more.
- Quoteworld.org: Over 15,000
quotations and famous quotes.
- Voice of the Shuttle: Website for
Humanities Research: Offers links to humanities resources,
categorized by subject.
World Factbook: Includes country profiles, rank order, flags of the
world, and more; maintained by the Central Intelligence Agency.