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Resource Guide:
Victorian Era

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Great Britain History Victorian Era 1837-1901DA 550-DA 565
English Literature by periodPR 451-PR 469
English Literature 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900PN 3991-PN 5990
Prose by periodPR 783
Victorian NovelPR 871
ClothingTT 985

Sample Subject Headings

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  • History – United States– Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900
  • Great Britain– History–19th Century
  • Poets, English– 19th Century
  • England–Social life and customs– 19th Century
  • History of Great Britain– The Victorian Era
  • Great Britain–History–Victoria, 1837-1901

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Great Victorian Lives: An Era in ObituariesCredo Reference
A companion to the Victorian novele-Book
Women’s poetry and religion in Victorian Englande-Book
Victorian London’s middle-class housewifee-Book
The demography of Victorian England and Walese-Book
Romantic stages: set and costume design in Victorian EnglandPN 2087 .F56
Victorian England aspects of English and imperial historye-Book
Poverty and compassion: the moral imagination of the late VictoriansHV 4086 .A3 H54
Victorian miniatureDA 690 .K433 C48
Language and class in Victorian EnglandPE 1085 .P45 1984
A prison of expectations: the family in Victorian cultureHQ 613 .M56 1985
Woman and the demon: the life of a Victorian mythPR 469 .W65 A93
The romantic impulse in Victorian fictionPR 878 .R73 S7
Portrait of an age: Victorian EnglandDA 550 .Y6 1977
Science serialized representation of the sciences in 19th century…e-Book
Nature and the Victorian imaginationBH 221 .G73 N37
Sex and marriage in Victorian poetryPR 469 .S4 J6
The Victorian revolution: government and society in…BritainJN 216 .S7 1973
Urban crime in Victorian EnglandHV 6944 .T6 1972
Matthew Arnold; a study of the aesthetic temperament in Victorian…REMOTE PR 4023 .M3
The expansion of EnglandDA 16 .S45 1971

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Victorian Newsletter
  • Victorian Poetry
  • Victorian Studies
  • Victorian Institute Journal
  • Nineteenth Century Gender Studies
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • English Literary History
  • English Historical Review
  • British Heritage

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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