Guide to Writing in Literary Studies (Harvard)– A Guide developed for incoming Harvard Students on how to perform a textual analysis, including questions to ask while reading, common pitfalls of writing, and sample “close readings.”
Online Writing Lab (OWL - Purdue) – An introduction to all major areas of writing, from help with researching to citations and formatting to hints about common assignments. It’s like having a writing center in your living room.
Encyclopedia of Literary Theory - A great overview of the major theoretical discourses in literary studies.
Literary Theory Guide (Purdue) – An online guide, currently in development, but full of great introductory material on literary theory.
Poetry Genius - A site that has a searchable database of user-annotated poetry. Check out T.S. Eliot's "Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock"!