Literature - Librarian Recommended Websites


Shakespeare Resource Center--An excellent, expansive collection of resources on William Shakespeare.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare--Shakespeare's complete works available online as complete plays or on a scene by scene basis.


Encyclopedia Mythica --An award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between.

Joseph Campbell Foundation--A group founded in the spirit of the author of many great works of mythological study including The Hero with a Thousand Faces and The Power of Myth.


Academy of American Poets-- Comprehensive site searchable by poems or poets, and it also features information about National Poetry Month as well as awards, essays, exhibits, news, programs, and more.

American Verse Project - A searchable archive of pre-1920 American poetry.

Sonnet Central An archive of english sonnets and commentary.

Local Literary Events

Kansas City Big Read 2012 (stay tuned for more info!)

Other Sites

Project Gutenberg--An ever-growing collection of texts that have fallen out of copyright and into the public domain.

SparkNotes - Features online study guides similar to Cliffs Notes.

Works Cited 4 You - Formats bibliographies for students and researchers.


Online Library Databases

Library databases may be accessed with your library card number and PIN. Most of these databases may be accessed from home; however, some are only available within the library.