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Resource Guide:
Women Authors

Websites and Digital Archives

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 -- Women authors -- History and criticism
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
  • Levy, Andrea, 1956-2019
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
  • Smith, Zadie
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors
  • Women novelists
  • Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941
  • Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation

Research Databases

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.

  • Eighteenth-century Women Writers and the Gentleman's Liberation Movement: Independence, War, Masculinity, and the Novel, 1778-1818 (British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century)
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Reading Virginia Woolf
  • Sisters and the English Household: Domesticity and Women's Autonomy in Nineteenth-Century English Literature
  • Virginia Woolf and the Victorians
  • Women in Literature: Reading through the Lens of Gender
  • Women’s Writing

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
The Endurance of Frankenstein: essays on Mary Shelley's novelPR 5397 .F73 E5 1979
Before Their Time: six women writers of the eighteenth centuryPR 1134 .B4
The Bloomsbury Guide to Women's LiteraturePN 471 .B57 1992
Venomous Woman: fear of the female in literaturePR 429 .W64 W66
Free women: ethics and aesthetics in twentieth-century women's fictionPS 374 .W6 F85 1990
Black Women’s WritingPN 841 .B57 1993
The Virginia Woolf ReaderPR 6045 .O72 A6 1984