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Databases and Archives

  • Archives West – “Archives West provides access to descriptions of primary sources in the western United States, including correspondence, diaries or photographs. Digital reproductions of the materials are available in some cases.”
  • Duotrope – Literary magazine listings, including submission periods, genres, etc. (fee required for full access)
  • Electronic Poetry Center (EPC) Digital Library – Digital collection of books and periodicals. From University of New York @ Buffalo.
  • Have Book Will Travel – “A searchable database of authors willing to travel, reading series currently seeking guest writers, and venues available for booking events. Our goal is to develop Have Book Will Travel into a valuable online resource that will make the task of planning a reading or a book tour easier and less confusing for all involved.”
  • LibriVox – Free, public domain audiobooks.
  • Libro.fm – Audiobooks for purchase.
  • Literary Arts: The Archive Project – Audio archives of talks and lectures by writers.
  • Meshworks – Video and sound archive of writing in performance.
  • NewPages – Literary magazine listings, including genres, submission periods, and other guidelines.
  • Open Culture – Blog and resource for free cultural and educational media on the web, including lectures, recordings, ebooks, textbooks, book lists, movies, etc.
  • Oregon Encyclopedia Literature Category – Biographies, events, groups, institutions, places, and other miscellaneous information.
  • Oregon Historical Society Online Resources – Various links to digital libraries that allow for access to some of the OHS’s archives. See also their Digital History Projects for more.
  • Oregon Poetic Voices – Archive of recorded poetry readings in Oregon. Featuring many local and national poets.
  • PennSound – Audio archives of writers.
  • PDXScholar – Open access to PSU Library’s scholarly content.
  • Poems Out Loud – Columns on poetry and audio recordings of readings.
  • Poets & Writers – Contests, Creative Writing Graduate Programs, and other useful tools for writers.
  • Poetry Everywhere – Video discussions with poets.
  • Poetry Foundation – Archive of past and present poetry.
  • Project Gutenberg – Free eBooks of public domain books.
  • PSU Special Collections – Includes “Oregon Public Speakers” (readings and lectures by prolific speakers) and other collections.
  • The Paris Review Interviews – Interviews with writers.
  • UbuWeb – Avante-garde resource of film, audio, images, and text, including visual, concrete, and sound poetry.