Castle High School Library - English Links

General Resource Links

Based on the Book - Selected books that have been made into movies

Bookfinder - Search for out-of-print and used books

Books and Book Collecting - Find any book in or out of print

Classic Bookshelf - Public domain e-texts of classic works of (primarily) British and American literature

Edsitement - Search for best humanities sites

Free Audio Books: The 16 Best Sources Online

Great Books Online-Bartleby - Columbia Encyclopedia, American Heritage Dictionary, Roget II: The New Thesaurus, American Heritage Book of English Usage, Simpson's Contemporary Quotations,  Gray's Anatomy, and more

Indiana Reading List Indiana Department of Education reading list that meets the academic standards for English/Language Arts

Literature Network

NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English Web site

Open Culture - the best free cultural & educational media on the web (free audio books, movies, online courses, textbooks and more)

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Puzzlemaker - Create various puzzles

Random Reading Group Guides

Reading Group Choices

Science Fiction Online Study Guides

What Should I Read Next? - - enter a book you like and the site will provide book recommendations

Wired for Books - origins of words and phrases


Biographical Dictionary - Contains biographies of more than 22,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

Dictionary - Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition -  Outstanding reference work features 17,000 articles with more than 170,000 links to other resources on the Web

Familiar Quotations: a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature

Merriam-Webster Visual Online Dictionary- "the dictionary with a new point of view"

 Motivational Quotes

OneLook Dictionaries  - Search more than 450 dictionaries for the correct definition and spelling of words.

Ye Olde English Sayings - Origins of Old English sayings plus a  link to a list of other etymology pages

Author/Criticism Links

Authors on the Web - Biographies, books, and essays

Authors and Illustrators on the Web

Book Page

Famous Black Writers - A & E biography

Gale Research index

Greenwood Press Online Criticisms - Username: gem1797   Password: xijwqtt

Novel Guide - Classic and contemporary literature profiles, metaphor analysis, theme analysis, and biography

Online Literary Criticism Collection - Excellent site from Internet Public Library

Book Review Resources

Amazon Books

Barnes and Noble

Booklist Homepage

English Server Fiction

Kirkus Book Reviews

American Literature

Anniina's Amy Tan Page - Readings, essays, interviews, bibliographies, book reviews of Amy Tan's work

F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Home Page

Richard Wright- 1908 to 1960 - Biography, bibliographies, and links to other sites

To Kill a Mockingbird Student Survival Guide - Notes on words, allusions, and idioms

Voices from the Dust Bowl American Memory Library of Congress

Walt Whitman Home Page - From Library of Congress American Memory

Witchcraft in Salem Village - Primary documents and other related materials related to the Witchcraft Outbreak in 1692

Wright American Fiction (1851-1875) - Indiana University Digital Library Program collection of American fiction that attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875

World Literature

18th and 19th European Classics Online Study Guides

Classic Bookshelf - Public domain e-texts of classic works of (primarily) British and American literature

Essays on Early 17th Century Literature - John Donne, Ben Jonson, John Milton, Sir Francis Bacon and others

India, Africa, and the Carribbean Literature Online Study Guides

Jane Austen's Writings

Medea Myth Study Guide

World Literature in English Online Study Guides


The Academy of American Poets - select poems by catagories: special occasions, most poplar classics, newest to, or most popular modern

American Verse Project - Full-text collection of 19th century poetry

Artcyclopedia - - The guide to great art on the internet

Atlantic Monthly's Poetry Page Interviews, audio and essays

Bartleby Verse: American and English Poetry: 1250 - 1920

Danteworlds - - take a multi-media journey through Dante's Inferno

Everypoet for Every Man - Search by name, title, first line, etc.

Favorite Poem Project - Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project shares audio and video of people reading their favorite poems.

Find a Poet -  The Academy of American Poets provides information on favorite poets, both the famous and the lesser-known

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco -

Great Writers and Poets - Lists of author homepages

Library of Congress - Poetry 180: a poem a day for American High Schools - select a poem from a list

Modern American Poetry - A multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry

The Poets - Modern American Poetry - from the Academy of American Poets

Web Gallery of Art -

Yale Book of American Verse - select poems by author, title or first line


Costume Page - Comprehensive site for costume history

Fashion & Costuming Resources - List of links, with excellent annotations, to web sites relating to costuming, fashion (both historical and current), the fashion industry, education, and more from the Association of College and research Libraries' C&RL.


All-Movie Guide - Look up movies and actors

Internet Movie Database - Search by title, character, etc.


Absolute Shakespeare - The essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre

Elizabethan Era - Comprehensive site

Debate Continues on the Shakespearian Mystery

Elizabethan Theatre - Description of Elizabethan and Shakespearean theatres

Folger Shakespeare Library

Seven Ages of Shakespeare's Life  

Humours - System for describing personality types (Click the right arrow at the bottom of each page for more information and examples.)

Life in Elizabethan England - Excellent, comprehensive site

Middle Ages - Annenberg/CPB project - What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages?

Shakespeare Authorship Debate

Shakespeare Theme Page - Curriculum resources, lesson plans and more

Shakespeare's Food

Shakespeare's Life and Times - History, music, art, politics and more

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's New Globe Theatre 

Tudor History - Life, architecture, and historical figures of Tudor England


Encyclopedia Mythica - An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend

Folktales and Mythology

Greek Mythology in Theater - early origins, three major genres, a list of great links on Greek Mythology and short video on ancient Greek theaters

Olympian Gods

Perseus Project - Library of ancient civilizations

Theoi Greek Mythology

University of Massachusetts Amhearst

Holocaust Resources

America and the Holocaust

Anne Frank - The Attic  - Teacher Workbook

German Propaganda Archive - Calvin Minds in the Making

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies - Exhibitions and art created by Holocaust survivors

Cybrary of the Holocaust

Florida Center for Instructional Technology

Florida Holocaust Museum

Forgotten Camps - Special emphasis on lesser-know subcamps

The History Place

Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy

Holocaust Album - Contemporary photographs

Holocaust Art - View works of artists and read their biographies

Holocaust Art -  View works associated with a ghetto or camp and read about its history

Holocaust Center Boston North

Holocaust Chronicle

Holocaust History Project - Documents, photographs, recordings, essays, and links regarding the Holocaust, with special attention on refuting Holocaust denial and revisionism

Holocaust Museum Houston

Holocaust Remembrance Project

Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust on Trial - Based on a television documentary about the Irving vs. Lipstadt trial in 2000. Features a timeline on Holocaust denial and revisionism, and biographies of Holocaust deniers and revisionists.

Holocaust Teacher Resource Center

Holocaust Timeline - A complete chronicle of Nazi persecution of the Jews with photos and text from The History Place.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Internet Resources on Genocide and Mass Killing

Jewish Virtual Library

Kindertransport Organization - Children who lived in Great Britain without their parents during the ten months of the rescue operation called the "Kindertransport"

Last Expression: Art & Auschwitz - Art produced by concentration camp inmates, with a special focus on Auschwitz-Birkenau

Learning about the Holocaust through art

Missing Identity

Museum of Jewish Heritage a Living Memorial to the Holocaust

New York Times

Night by Elie Wiesel Teacher Cyberguide

Nizkor Project -Based on Shattered! 50 Years of Silence, the History and Voices of the Tragedy in Romania and Transnistria, the site provides background and personal testimonies.   

Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II

Reflections on the Holocaust - a thorough, inclusive and well-organized site - A People's History of the Holocaust & Genocide

Search and Unite


Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust

Teaching with Movies: Learning Guide to Schindler's List

Teaching with Movies: Learning Guide to Anne Frank

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust

To Save A Life: Stories of Holocaust Rescue

Transdiffusion Broadcassting System - Hitler's Radio

U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Voices of the Holocaust -   In 1946 Dr. David Pablo Boder of Illinois Institute of Technology  interviewed Holocaust survivors.  The  interviews took place one year after liberation, while the victims were still in displaced persons camps throughout Europe. Excellent source

Yad Vashem