- Voice of the Shuttle: Medieval English Literature – Excellent links to medieval texts and bibliography.
- Jack Lynch’s Literary Resources–Medieval
- Old English at the University of Virginia – This site by Peter S. Baker offers a course in OE plus bibliography and other online resources, including sound files of Readings from Beowulf.
- Old English Made Easy – Dictionaries, word lists, and other resources for Old English.
- Resources for Studying Beowulf (an archived link) – Bibliography, information on the manuscript, the original OE text, two translations, and a keyword search (for translation) make this site the place to start for the study of the Anglo-Saxon epic.
- Beowulf: A Study Guide – Prof. Roy Liuzza of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and author of one of the best translations of Beowulf, provides study questions, a bibliography, and a list of web sites devoted to the poem.
- Beowulf Bibliographies:
- The Electronic Beowulf Project – Interesting information about the Beowulf manuscript and how it has been digitalized on CD-ROM (with graphics).
- Syd Allan’s Beowulf Translations.net: Start Page – Contains introductory information, including images of the Beowulf manuscript, a mead hall, maps, etc.
- “Why Read Beowulf?” – An essay by Robert F. Yeager on the history of the poem and its manuscript.
- “Why Bother with Beowulf?” –A similar essay by Melissa Snell
- Anthology of Middle English Literature – Works by and about Chaucer and the Gawain-poet, as well as other 14th- and 15th-century English writers, such as William Langland. Includes links to bibliographies and numerous online essays, especially about Chaucer.
- A Basic Chaucer Glossary
- An Electronic Edition of “The General Prologue” of The Canterbury Tales – A nicely glossed, easy to use hypertext edition of “The General Prologue” by Edwin Duncan of Towson University.
Renaissance and 17th Century
- Voice of the Shuttle: Renaissance & 17th- Century English Literature – Excellent links to Renaissance texts and bibliography.
- Jack Lynch’s Literary Resources–Renaissance
- Renaissance Image Gallery – From Professor Rebecca Bushnell of the University of Pennsylvania, a collection of pictures from the Renaissance arranged in categories Court Culture, Urban Life, and New Worlds/New Science.
- The Edmund Spenser Home Page – A good starting point for the study of Spenser, especially The Faerie Queene
- Spenser’s Shepheardes Calender Hypertext – A text of The Shepheardes Calender with glossary and notes in hypertext links.
- VIVA Verse Drama – Searchable texts of Renaissance verse plays.
- The Shakespeare Home Page – Several Shakespeare-related links, including frequently asked questions. Another way to search the text of his plays and poems, as well.
- Shakespeare at e-Notes – Somewhat commercialized, but has some good links to various Shakespeare sites.
- Shakespeare’s Globe – The official web site of the New Globe, including a virtual tour (under Education and Distance Learning).
- English Poetry – Searchable collections (by author) of English poetry texts, including works by Donne and the Metaphysicals.
Restoration and 18th Century
- Voice of the Shuttle: Restoration & 18th-Century English Literature – Excellent links to texts and bibliography for the Age of Reason.
- Jack Lynch’s Literary Resources– Eighteenth Century
- English Poetry – Searchable collections (by author) of English poetry texts, including works by Pope.
- Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained – Searchable electronic texts of Milton’s two most important works, with hypertext links organized according to the individual books in each work.
- Milton-L – A major resource for Milton studies, this site is affiliated with a scholarly Internet conference on Milton and includes links to e-texts of Milton’s works, criticism, and background, including a Milton Discography.
- Augustan Satire Bibliography
- Selected Poetry by Alexander Pope – Selected Poetry by Alexander Pope from Representative Poetry. Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto.
- The Rape of the Lock Home Page – Background material, including the story behind the poem, a chronology of early editions, an analysis of mock-heroic elements, and illustrations.
- Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
- Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man Epistle I, Epistle II, Epistle III (excerpt), Epistle IV (excerpt)
- Jonathan Swift: “A Modest Proposal”
- Jonathan Swift: Selected Poetry
- Gulliver’s Travels