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L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde
Site on linguistic development and languages of the world. Provides information on linguistic situations and policies and on topics such as francophone states and communities, history of the French language in Québec, languages of the world, and non-sovereign regions (e.g. Catalonia, Louisiana, Basque region, Québec). - Great Books Online
Provides full-text acess to many classic works of literature and non-fiction as well as reference works. Includes The Oxford Shakespeare, the Harvard Classics, King James Bible, and the Cambridge History of English & American Literature (18 vols).

Canadian Literary Centre (access limited to LAC on-site users)
Database combines the content of several series of reference works on Canadian literature published by Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press) providing book reviews, works of literary criticism, biographies, and periodical articles. Also includes full text articles from the following journals: Essays on Canadian Writing, Books in Canada, University of Toronto Quarterly, Textual studies in Canada, and Quill & Quire.

Dictionnaire des auteurs de langue française en Amérique du Nord
Digitized version of the reference work by Réginald Hamel, John Hare and Paul Wyczynski published in 1989 by Éditions Fides. Provides biographical and bibliographic information on more than 1,600 authors writing in French in Canada and the United States. Also includes authors in such fields as history, political science, religious studies, and journalism.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World
Comprehensive resource on the world's languages made available by SIL based on their published work.

Index Translationum
International bibliography of translations. The database contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States since 1979. Consult the print edition (Ref Z6514 T7 I42 fol) for early coverage. Provides links to other online bibliographies of translations.

Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection
Contains more than 2500 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Library and Archives Canada - Literature
This page offers a selection of Library and Archives Canada resources on the topic of literature.

L'ILE - Le Centre de documentation virtuel sur la littérature et les écrivains québécois
Provides access to information on Quebecois authors and their works.

Ontario Virtual Reference Library -Book Information, Literature and Electronic Books
Extensive list of resources relating to literature, authors, e-books, reading, literary awards, writing and publishing.