TopLinks: Literature

Archive Finder joins ArchivesUSA with National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the UK and Ireland and allows user to search and see descriptions of the contents of over 206,200 collections of primary sources in the US, UK, and Ireland.
This online library offers a large collection of classic literature. Readers can search for specific full-text short stories, novels, plays, and poems, or browse the site by author or title.

Contemporary Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature in English
This site offers an excellent survey of postcolonial literature and theory. It includes information on postcolonial authors such as Jamaica Kincaid, Nadine Gordimer, Michael Ondaatje, and dozens of others; a timeline of race, class, and political history.

Creative Nonfiction: The Journal Devoted Exclusively to the Genre of Creative Nonfiction
The site for this online journal of creative nonfiction contains samples of creative nonfiction and explanations of the genre. Site visitors can hear audio clips from journal editor Lee Gutkind.

D-Lib Magazine
D-Lib Magazine is an electronic publication “with a primary focus on digital library research and development.”

New York Public Library: Digital Collections
The New York Public Library’s Digital Collections include audio and video recordings of events at the Cullman Center, an array of image collections, searchable databases for many subjects, and much more.

Poets and Writers
Poets and Writers magazine contains "essays on the literary life and interviews with contemporary writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction." The magazine also contains "practical applications for both emerging and established writers."
The Academy of American Poets maintains this online database of poets and poetry, one of the most extensive poetry sites on the Internet. The site features a listening booth, extensive literary links, discussion forums, and an online notebook where users can keep an electronic journal (registration is free).

Project Gutenberg
Started in 1997, the entirely volunteer driven Gutenberg project aims to foster the creation and distribution of eBooks of public domain texts.

The Library of Congress: Digital Collections & Services
The Library of Congress’s Digital Collections & Services range from a searchable database of bills to a catalogue of the photographs in the library’s holdings, with sample images for viewing.

The Perseus Digital Library
The Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University, in the planning since 1985, holds a large collection of digital texts and specializes in Greco-Roman history and literature.

The Universal Digital Archive
The Universal Digital Library is a project in book digitization hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, which currently makes available over one million digitized books.