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English Resources


Oxford English Dictionary Online

A comprehensive, trustworthy online English dictionary.



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Credo Online Reference

A great source for background inspiration when starting your research/trying to gather ideas.

Salem Press Ebook Collection

Although the title of the page mentions Ebooks, its links also include general information on several notable authors, as well as literary genres, major world events, and critical surveys.

The Canadian Encyclopedia

Run by Historica Canada, this online encyclopedia contains lots of information on Canadian topics.

GALE in Context: World History

If your English course involves literature related to specific time periods, locations, cultures, etc., this database is a great place to find background information on major events and concepts in world history.  


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Biographical Information:

GALE Dictionary of Literary Biography

A resource for biographical information on literary figures throughout history.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

A joint project hosted by the University of Toronto and Université Laval containing biographical information on notable Canadians.



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