English Links

College of the Redwoods Library

Other Local Libraries

ECCTYC (The English Council of California Two-Year Colleges)

General Reference
The Internet Public Library
WWW Virtual Library
The Librarians' Index to the Internet - "The Librarians' Index to the Internet is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 6,600 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. It's meant to be used by both librarians and non-librarians as a reliable and efficient guide to described and evaluated Internet resources."
This is the best site I've found for pop culture analysis--a great collection of links! Click on the categories Journals/Archives, Articles/Papers, or General Links, and you can surf in the world of pop culture studies for hours. There's also a link to PopMatters, "a magazine of global culture, [which] is the sister site of"
The Best Information on the Web (sponsored by the O' Keefe Library at St. Ambrose University). " (YDC) was founded in 1999 to provide the world's most comprehensive, and authoritative portal for language, and language-related products and services on the world wide web. has the widest and deepest set of dictionaries on the web (more than 1500 dictionaries representing more than 230 languages)."
The Quotation Page
The online edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica
The Library of Congress " is a guide to English-language media online." is... "an Internet company... engaged in the creation, operation, and support of an Internet-based Best-of-Web Directory and community known as Thousands of users from around the world use this site to find relevant and quality information on a variety of topics as well as express themselves and share ideas, interests, and expertise with other users who have similar interests."

Writing, Grammar & Study Skills
Writers Handbook (University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center) - Covering academic writing, grammar/style, documentation, peer review, and application letters and essay, this site could serve as a valuable resource for students in any CR composition class. The information on writing thesis statements is especially good.
Guide to Grammar and Writing - The Guide focuses primarily on grammar, punctuation, sentence skills, and paragraph-level writing issues. It includes a grammar question service and interactive grammar quizzes. The section on coherence and transition is quite good and could benefit any CR composition student. (Created by Professor of English/Humanities Charles Darling for English courses at Capital Community College and for the general online public.)
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - "Paradigm... is online writer's guide and handbook," which provides excellent information on writing a variety of standard academic essay assignments, as well as documenting sources. Especially useful for the English 150 and English 1A student is the section on writing thesis/support papers. (Created by Chuck Guilford, textbook author and associate professor of English at Boise State University.)
The Writers Block - This site offers "information about what writer's block is and isn't, why writers get blocked and some things that might help you get into, around, thru or over your own block. (Created by Lisa Cohen, a science fiction writer.)
Purdue University's website that introduces many grammatical concepts and terms.

Research Databases

Research Databases in the CR Library
MLA Style and Documentation - (Created by Tod E. Jones, University of Maryland)
MLA Documentation: Doing it Right! - (Created by Perry Cumbie, Durham Technical Community College.)

Literature Databases
WWW Resources for English and American Literature - This site provides an extensive list of literary resources on the web. (Indiana University Bloomington Library)
On-Book: An Introduction to the Study of Literature - "These pages are designed to help students at the high-school and college level as they begin the formal study of literature.... It...contain[s] definitions of literary terms, brief explanations of a variety of literary theories, directions for doing various kinds of literary analysis, and links to other resources on the Web." (Created by Jane Thompson, an instructor at Mount Mary College.)
LitLinks: Literary Links on the Web. - "This site lists many of the best literary links on the web. While not exhaustive, it is representative and offers connections to other major online lists."
Literary Resources on the Net - A collection of many useful links, most of them literature-related, but one useful page of "Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors." (Created by Jack Lunch, associate professor of English at Rutgers University.)
The Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection - "The IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection contains 3810 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period."
Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research - This site provides a vast collection of links, not only for literary subjects but to subjects throughout the arts and humanities (such as anthropology, history, music, gender studies, etc.)

Creative Writing

Redwood Coast Writers' Center - Local Humboldt Country Writers Group
Contact email: Daryl Chinn:

Humboldt State Creative Writing Program

Toyon: Humboldt State University's literary magazine

Lost Coast Writers Retreat: Sponsored by the Redwoods Coast Writing Project

Mendocino Coast Writers Retreat

North Coast Redwoods Writers Retreat

Associated Writing Programs - This is the association's homepage, with extensive links and much professional information, for writers and teachers of writing.

Poets and Writers: both the organization and the magazine (includes classifieds for submissions)

Dutrope: an excellent search engine for literary magazine submission possibilities

Mystery Writers of America

Romance Writers of America

Division Information

Arts & Humanities

 George Potamianos, Dean

 Lorraine Pedrotti


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