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Language Arts: Literature & Writing Resources



databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card

Literature Resource Center If you're doing a book report and need some ideas, this is a great place to start. Here you can find critical essays and articles on authors. Find biographies and critical essays on the world's writers from all eras and genres. Tip SheetVideo Tutorial

Literary Criticism eBooks Download an eBook to your computer or smartphone. Includes CliffsNotes.  Free software required.

Explora for Teens Look up articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind. Tip: Use the search box to find your topic or click on "more" under "Arts and Literature" to see all available topics.

Student Resources in Context Reference essays, magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles and primary source documents, historical timelines, biographies, and classroom topics. Great for homework.

NoveList Plus Find fiction and nonfiction books to read or listen to. Search by favorite author, title or series and find similar titles, reviews and reading group guides.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Literature Reference books online. Great for school work.

Other Online Resources

Crash Course YouTube Channel: Literature John Green teaches you literature!

Google Book Search Download full copies of out-of-copyright books like Dante's Inferno, Shakespeare's Hamlet and more.

Glossary of Poetry Terms

Poetry 180 A Poem a Day for American High School Students.

Sparknotes Created by a group of students at Harvard University, this site has study guides, reference tools, and classic books online - all free!

CliffsNotes: Literature Includes over 200 free “Literature Notes.”


The Writer's Handbook: Writing a Research Paper

Writing Skills Tips on writing essays, book reports and research papers.

Purdue Online Writing Lab Resources for the writing process, grammar, punctuation and more.