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Resource Guide:
The Victorian Novel

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

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.

  • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
  • English literature -- 19th century
  • Brontë, Charlotte 1816-1855
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
  • Eliot, George, 1819-1880
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
  • Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

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.

  • Studies in the Novel
  • Victorian Studies
  • Journal of Narrative Theory
  • Victorians Institute Journal
  • Studies in English Literature
  • Journal of Victorian Culture

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
Victorian Afterlives: the shaping of influence in nineteenth-century literaturePR 468 .I53 D68 2004
The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary CulturePR 461 .O95 2016
Heaven, Hell, and the VictoriansPR 468 .D42 W4 1994
Victorian Women’s FictionPR 878 .W6 F67 1985
A Companion to the Victorian NovelPR 871 .C643
Feeling for the Poor: bourgeois compassion, social action, and the Victorian novelPR 878 .P66 B47 2010
Charles Dickens A to Z: the essential reference to his life and workPR 4580 .D38 1998
Charlotte Brontë: the evolution of geniusPR 4168 .G4