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Books in a classroom


English is the study, interpretation and celebration of the English language, in all media.

Here are a few of our newest books

An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in EnglishThe Cambridge companion to Canadian literaturePoetry of the First World WarA Handbook to Literature

Browse our newest books on these topics!

You will find works about various authors if you use the subject search. Be sure to put the author’s last name first and first name last. King, Stephen, for example. Pay particular attention to any author subjects that have “Criticism and Interpretation” in them. They will examine the author’s works.

If you're looking for books that will translate your Shakespeare play for you, read on.

ISU Reading Lists

You can find great books to read for your ISU here.

Search within these ebooks from our collection to find short articles about your topic.

Biography in Context
Biography in Context

Your best source of info about the lives of famous people from ancient to modern times. Contains articles from books and magazines, videos and more. View the tutorial (Flash)

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus

Looking for a good book to read? Find fiction and nonfiction book reviews, plot summaries, series titles, book discussion guides, reading suggestions and book award winners.

Tumble Audio Book Cloud
Tumble Audio Book Cloud

Listen to these books on your computer. Contains Shakespeare's plays, Orwell's 1984, and many other classics; books read in Spanish; nonfiction; and children's books. Always available.


Middle and high school students! Listen, read or read-along with these books on your computer. Contains adult & teen novels, classics, poetry, Shakespeare and educational videos from National Geographic. Always available.

Language Tools
This is a massive collection of online word finding, translation tools and quotations.

Representative Poetry Online
This is a collection of poetry and essays about poets from the University of Toronto.