Check the databases, nonfiction eBooks, and the library shelves for information that will be useful for your English assignments.
Other Useful Web Sites
Useful Websites for English/ Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension excerpts on various topics and different levels
- Read the excerpt and answer the corresponding questions and get immediate feedback on ability.
- AskOxford: Free online grammar resources from Oxford University Press
Free resources from the world’s most respected dictionary publisher.
- University of Calgary – Grammar Tutorials
- Canadian Poetry
Poetry links from the University of Toronto English Library.
- The League of Canadian Poets is Canada’s professional poetry organization.
- Poems and Poets: The Poetry Foundation
A searchable database including poems and poetry for all occasions.
- Representative Poetry Online
This database includes about 2,900 English poems by over 400 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today.
- Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Shakespeare
- Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials.
- In Search of Shakespeare
The PBS companion website covers the life and works of Shakespeare.
- Internet Shakespeare Editions
This University of Victoria site provides you with scholarly, fully annotated texts of Shakespeare’s plays, multimedia explorations of the context of Shakespeare’s life and works, and records of his plays in performance.
- Shakespeare Online
- Shakespeare’s Phrases
All of Shakespeare’s best known quotations organized alphabetically.
The Oxford Next Shakespeare Project is available for Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet.
To use this resource students need to create an account and register it using the registration codes found in Schoolzone/Resources/library passwords. See here for more information about this resource.