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Resource Guide:
Herman Melville

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
19th Century ProsePS 201-217, 360-380
19th Century PoetryPS 580-619, 991-3390

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Billy Budd
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 - Criticism and interpretation
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 - Fiction
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 - Political and social views
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 - Religion
  • Romatnicism - Unites States - History - 19th Century
  • Romanticism
  • Gothic Revival
  • Whaling
  • Metaphysics in literature

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Melville : the making of the poetPS 2386 .P28 2007
Melville unfolding : sexuality, politics, and the versions of Typee : a fluid-text analysis, with an edition of the TypeePS 2384 .T83 B79 2007
Billy BuddDVD PS 2384 Billy/Budd
Exiled royalties : Melville and the life we imaginePS 2386 .M487
Tolerable entertainment : Herman Melville and professionalism in antebellum New YorkPS 2386 .E94 2006
Melville : his world and workPS 2386 .S44 2005
A historical guide to Herman MelvillePS 2386 .H54 2005
Melville's prisonersPS 2387 .H39 2003

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • American Literature
  • New England Quarterly
  • American Heritage
  • Leviathan: A journal of Melville Studies
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature

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