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Prelims Paper 1 - Introduction to English Language and Literature: Web resources

Subjects: English

Shakespeare's Words

Shakespeare's Words is an online version of David and Ben Crystal's glossary and language companion.

  • Read full texts of the Complete Works online.
  • Search for one word or phrase across all the Works.
  • Full A-Z Glossary.
  • Search by Topics or Themes.


To use the site you will have to register an account and then use the access code found on Weblearn.

The British Library: Regional Voices

An online learning resource looking at regional accents and dialects, provided by The British Library

Regional Voices: Lexical variation

Regional Voices

Yale Works of Samuel Johnson

The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson was founded in 1955 to make accurate texts of Johnson's complete works widely available. This resource gathers together these original works online. The texts are tagged and fully searchable.

Features include:

  • Johnson's debates, poetry, sermons, literary criticism and essays
  • Ability to search by genre or chronologically
  • Create a free account to annotate and tag the texts

The Internet Grammar for English

The Internet Grammar for English: an online course in English grammar for university students

Useful exercises

The Poetry Archive

An online resource providing recordings of poets reading their work.

The Poetry Archive

Getting the best out of the Archive: top tips!

English Words in Wartime

This blog, based on the 1914-18 notebooks and files of Andrew Clark, looks at the impact of war on the English Language.

English Words in Wartime