4. Virtual resources

4.1 Digital works and authors

You can now access many literary works either online (for free) or on CD-ROM (then you will have to purchase the CD-ROM or consult it at a library that might hold it). In any case, the digitization of literature can be a great research tool as it will allow you to do specific searches in the text and in the case of online literature brings it into your house without your having to venture out to the library or the bookshop. For links to online literature, check our section on virtual libraries. There you will find many of the literary works you are studying online. To list them all individually on this page would be an infinite task. We have therefore limited our authors' page to few examples. If you are interested in CD-ROMs dedicated to particular authors, one major publisher of literature-based CD-ROMs isChadwyck-Healey. For more information on their products click here: ProQuest and Chadwyck Healey.

Examples of digital authors and sites listing digital authors

Ceskaliteratura. Probably the most complete Czech-based resource for Czech literature. Contains many texts, excerpts and links in Czech.

Czech literature portal. Links, excerpts and news in Czech.

Complete text and translation of the famous romantic poem by K.H.Mácha-Máj.

Website containing the entire corpus of 19th century Czech Poetry. Free to use upon registration.

Transition Online. Formerly Central Europe Review. Covers politics, culture, media, and literature of 28 post-communist countries.

Europeana provides access to over 50 million digitised items - books, music, artworks and more.