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Resource Guide:
Herman Melville

Websites and Digital Archives

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Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • 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

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

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

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

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