Welcome to the library
instruction page on 19th Century British literature, including Romantic
and Victorian literature and culture. This page will help you use
the Internet and the WSU Stewart Library to find useful information
for your research. If you have any questions, visit the Library
Reference Desk, or call them at 626-6415.
INFORMATION FROM BOOKS
Use the online
catalog to find out which books and other media are available,
on what subjects, and where they are located in Stewart Library.
Many books about 19th century British literature are located in
the General Collection in the PR400's.
to see resources at other libraries. Most items can be ordered through
REFERENCE SOURCES ON
19th CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
|The Oxford Companion to
English Literature (edited by Margaret Drabble) -
Stewart Library, Middle level, REF PR19.D73 1995
Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions
Resource Center - Full text critical analysis,
biographies and bibliographies on over 90,000 authors from
every age and literary discipline. Includes all of Contemporary
Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and selected portions
of Contemporary Literary Criticism.
If we do not own a particular
book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another
library through Interlibrary
Order books online from
Amazon or Barnes
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS, MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
Muse - search full text online journals including
on the Net - most full text articles are on the Web, from
- Victorian Studies
- Table of contents and some full-text articles online. Print
copy in Stewart Library is located at
OTHER PRINT JOURNALS
IN STEWART LIBRARY
Fiction - PR 1.T8482
Nineteenth-Century Literature - PR 1.T84822
Victorian Poetry - PR 1.V645
INDEXES TO JOURNAL ARTICLES
To find articles on your
topic you need to use periodical indexes. Each index usually covers
a group of subject related journals. Many indexes are now available
on the Internet. Search by subject or keyword in these indexes.
Use your student ID to access databases
from off campus. Some useful indexes include:
- Fulltext scholarly articles
- available on campus only. MLA Indexes articles in literature,
languages, linguistics, and folklore back to 1963. Updated ten
times per year.
Stewart Library has
several more Arts
and Humanities Databases that may be useful.
- Use Lexis/Nexis
global index to access full text articles in many newspapers.
- Access the London
Times via the Web. Full text book reviews are
available in the Times Books sections on Thursday, Saturday
and Sunday each week. The Times Literary Supplement is
available only to paid subscribers, although you may browse each
week's table of contents.
- Access the New York Times via
the Web. Full text articles from the New York Times are available
on microfilm in the Current Periodicals area of the Library, level
one. Use Lexis/Nexis,
a Stewart Library database, to search the New York Times back
issues, 1980 to present.
BROWSING CURRENT PERIODICALS
Current magazines and
journals can be browsed in the Current Periodicals Area, in the
"PR" section on the Middle level. Bound volumes of older
issues are found upstairs in the periodicals stacks.
WEB SITES ON 19TH
CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Here are some WWW sites
to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links,
Darwin Texts - Voyage of the Beagle, The Origin of Species,
and The Descent of Man.
- By Thomas Carlyle
English Server - From Carnegie Mellon University
Directory: Victorian Literature
Internet Movie Database (Reviews) - enter a keyword,
such as the name of a particular film or famous person (Mrs. Brown...),
to find reviews of Victorian literary works that have been
made into movies.
Resources -- Long list of links on Victorian British from University
Century British and Irish Authors - Long list of links to authors
in chronological order from Japan
Critic - Contemporary criticism of the Pre-Raphaelites from
Poetry 1780-1910 - A hypertext archive of scholarly editions
from University of Virginia
Rosetti Archive - The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante
Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Research Archive
The Victorian Web - Probably
the largest Web site devoted to the Victorian Era, the Victorian
Web covers Victorianism, social contexts, economics, industrial
revolution, religion, philosophy, and visual arts. Be sure to see
the list of authors
discussed. It was developed as a resource for courses in Victorian
literature at Brown University.
Research Web - Dedicated to the scholarly study of the nineteenth
century in Britain, and to aiding researchers, teachers, and students
in their investigations of this fascinating period.
Victorian Women Writers Project - The goal of the Victorian
Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate transcriptions
of literary works by British women writers of the 19th century.
Particularly useful is their list of related web sites.
of the Shuttle: English Literature - Voice of the Shuttle is
a huge site from UC Santa Barbara for all types of Humanities research.
See also VOS links to art.
- List of links from Yahoo on Victorian literature. Also use Google
and Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com) to find more resources on
culture, gender and class.
Victorian Authors - List of links to Victorian authors
Search Yahoo and Google
for authors of interest.
USING INTERNET SEARCH
You can also search for
more information on the Internet using one of the several Web search
engines. Use the Internet
Search Engines tutorial to more effectively use engines.
Service: If you have questions about any of the library services
or need help in searching any of databases, you can call 801-626-6415
or visit the Library Reference area.