Thomas A. Edison Papers

Encyclopedic database on Edison's life and work as an inventor and businessman.

Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric

Interactive encyclopedia of literary forms and figures of speech.

Shakespeare for Kids

The Folger Shakespeare Library site for kids, with activities for children and families.

Scribbling Women

Online resources for teaching American women's literature using dramatizations produced by The Public Media Foundation

Romantic Circles

Texts and contexts for the study of Byron, Keats, the Shelleys, and their contemporaries.

Representative Poetry Online

Site includes 3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today.

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Poetry Foundation

Children’s section offers imaginative ways to incorporate poetry in children’s lives, interviews with poets, and more. Includes an interactive poetry tool for searching through poems.

Plymouth Colony: Archive Project

The site presents a collection of searchable texts, including court records, Colony laws, 17th century texts, research and analysis of various topics, biographical profiles of colonists, probate inventories, wills, maps, town and fort plans, and architectural and material culture studies.

Perseus Project

Maps, texts, translations, and commentary for students of the ancient world.