Liberal Arts and the Humanities

English and Writing

Last update: May 17/19

Ancillary Resources

WISC-Online Literature Learning Objects (CC BY-NC)

A collection of learning objects on various topics in literature comprehension.


Digitized Shakespear (CC BY)

A library’s rich holdings of early English drama include the majority of editions of William Shakespeare published before 1660

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (CC 0)

A collection of over 25,000 XML/SGML encoded electronic text editions of early print books produced by The Text Creation Partnership. They transcribe and mark up the text from the millions of page images in ProQuest’s Early English Books Online, Gale Cengage’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and Readex’s Evans Early American Imprints.

Making Nineteenth-Century Literary Environments This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC-ND)

A collection of student papers from the Simon Fraser University course English 435: Topics in the Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century. All papers have been peer reviewed by the students, received instructor feedback, and revised for publication.

The Victorian Web (Licences vary)

A collection of primary and secondary materials (books, articles, images) in British Victorian economics, literature, philosophy, political and social history, science, technology, and visual arts. Although the site concentrates on Great Britain in the age of Victoria (1837-1901), it includes much material before and after those years, particularly in sculpture and architecture, and the site also has a good deal of comparative material.


Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution (CC BY-SA)

Featuring sixty-nine authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and has helped shaped its culture.

Developmental English (CC BY)

Students learn proficiency in the reading and writing connection, the writing process, writing effective paragraphs, prewriting strategies, organizing and outlining, parts of speech, sentence skills, basic research skills, creating a draft, revision strategies, proofreading and editing strategies.

English Composition 1 (CC BY)

Students learn the writing process and prewriting, grammar for parts of speech, punctuation and sentences, preparing to write, the first draft, revising, editing, and proofreading, narrative, comparison/contrast, and argumentative modes, and reading and research.

Entering the Conversation: A College Composition Compilation (CC BY)

A collection of readings that emerged out of partnerships between OER enthusiasts, composition instructors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and contributors who shared ideas and resources on a Twitter thread about open composition.

Fronts of Modernity: The 20th-Century Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries [PDF] This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC-ND)

This book outlines 20th-century collections held at the University of Victoria. For more information, read the book review.

Technical and Report Writing (CC BY)

This textbook provides an introduction to technical and report writing for first-year students. It also covers ethical and legal obligations, social and collaborative communication, types of technical documents, and research.


Open Modernisms Anthology Builder This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY)

An online platform that allows instructors to build custom anthologies of out-of-copyright primary materials for the period 1850–1950.


The Nature of Writing This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC-ND)

The Nature of Writing provides instructional videos, prose explanations, exercises, and sample assignments on topics like parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, mechanics, essay writing, citation, and more.


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English and Writing by BCcampus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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