Oregon State Guide to English Literary Terms
Foreshadowing. Motif. Symbolism. What do these words mean in literature? Oregon State English professors created videos to explain literary terms. Many videos are also available with Spanish subtitles.
Shmoop — Literature
Study literature and poetry and be entertained at the same time. Developed and written by Ph.D. and masters students from top universities, Shmoop's mission is to make learning and writing more fun for high school and college students.
Online Literature Resources
Fairfax County Public Library offers online resources for education and enjoyment. A library card is required for use outside the library:
Makes exploration of fiction and non-fiction easy and fun, taking advantage of multiple resources to provide readers with accurate recommendations for their next book. Browse or search by title, author, subject, genre, setting, character, or series, or take advantage of book lists of Award Winners, Expert Picks, and Librarian Favorites.
This collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.
For the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a graphic interface, a subject search and full-text, age-appropriate magazines and newspapers on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Provides updated reference content and resources for students seeking information and perspective on a wide range of subjects, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to further resources. Includes additional educator resources for teachers.
An integrated research experience that brings together a variety of literary databases in a digital environment, allowing researchers and students to search across resources to discover and analyze content in useful ways. A combination of literary content and dependable searchability enriched by database features and design to advance the study of literature.
Helping readers of all ages find their next favorite title or author, NoveList offers fiction and nonfiction book and audiobook recommendations based on genre, subject, style, character, mood, and the many other qualities that readers look for in a great read or listen. Also provides series information, reviews, and lists of award winners and more.